Cary restaurant helps launch area food hub
Wake County is getting its first community food hub starting this weekend.Posted — Updated
“As restaurants closed their dining rooms six weeks ago, the food supply chain began to fall apart, and local businesses’ income vanished overnight,” kō•än chef Drew Smith said. “The food supply chain is breaking, so we’re creating a new one."
Family meal options and participating chefs will change each week. This week's option include a Mother's Day meal box from kō•än, Whiskey Kitchen's take-and-heat chicken and broccoli casserole, Stir's white cheddar mac-and-cheese with grilled chicken and other items.
The hub also has a "feed your neighbor" tab, which allows customers to support nonprofits. The hub currently has a partnership with A Place at the Table, which allows customers to donate a full meal, coffee or specific monetary amount. Customers can also make a donation to the other hub partner – Carroll's Kitchen, which supplies employment for women recovering from crisis.
The hub hopes to expand to include pop-ups to help completely shutdown restaurants bring in income, plus using the platform to launch new local products.
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