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Feed More hires Richmond restaurant cooks

Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 14:29:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Seven Richmond cooks from kitchens like Lemaire, Acacia Midtown, Shagbark, and West Coast Provisions are now cooking meals for Feed More. A Community Foundation grant helped Feed More hire the out-of-work cooks for the Bayard Community Kitchen.

"Each weekday, thousands of meals are made from scratch in our Bayard Community Kitchen. To help ensure continuity of our operations, we split our Community Kitchen staff into two buildings and knew we’d need additional help,” Doug Pick, President and CEO of Feed More, said. “The seven professionals we hired have helped us meet the increased need and we thank The Community Foundation and everyone who has donated to the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund for making it possible.”

Feed More is responsible for providing more than 12,000 meals every week.

“This is an opportunity for them to continue to use their skills in the Feed More kitchen, earn a paycheck, all while stepping up and helping feed their neighbors in need -- a true win-win-win during this tough time, Richmond restaurateur Aline Reitzer said. “Those that choose the hospitality industry are naturally very passionate people who love serving their communities."

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