Carrboro bistro helps feed frontline workers
Venable Bistro chef and owner Drew Moore knows that frontline healthcare workers need a good meal after working long hours treating coronavirus patients.Posted — Updated
His brother is an emergency room nurse in New York.
"He's quarantined from his family and living out of a Ramada Inn," Moore said Tuesday. "He's not very well nourished and working 12, 14 hours in a shift."
A customer told Moore about a similar program in San Francisco, so he asked his brother if the project would be a good idea.
"He said, 'Yeah, it would be an amazing thing to do because I haven't had a meal that wasn't out of a vending machine in probably two or thee days," Moore said.
The project started with about $2,000 in donations from Venable customers and friends and has since raised almost $6,000 and provided hundreds of meals to UNC Hospital workers.
Customers can order from a selection of heat and serve meals from local restaurants, including Venable, a selection of ready to cook meat from Firsthand Foods and produce from farmers within 50 miles of Carrboro.
Hub Days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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