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Richmond Food Bank hopes to feed laid-off restaurant workers

Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 17:53:14-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A newly established food bank in Richmond hopes to help restaurant staff that have been laid-off or otherwise impacted by COVID-19.

Ardent Craft Ales is teaming up with Sysco, the Holli Fund, and Digital Minerva to launch Ardent Helps, a food bank to support laid-off and furloughed restaurant workers as well as those who are suffering from reduced hours.

Orders may be placed seven days a week for a variety of perishable and non-perishable foods donated by Sysco. The food can then be picked up at the Ardent Craft Ales' taproom at 3200 W. Leigh St.

Participants will be asked to show their most recent pay-stub to confirm eligibility upon pick up.

Ardent is accepting shelf-stable food donations to support the program and monetary donations to directly benefit affected restaurant workersvia grants from the Holli Fund.