Miami, FL, May 22, 2020 – In partnership with restaurant Chef Creole, Food Rescue US – Miami is launching their third Community Kitchen to help provide healthy meals to those that have been furloughed or are unemployed, first responders, hospital workers or any individual that is food insecure. The kitchen is part of the Food Rescue US national COVID-19 emergency response effort and will also provide employment for the restaurant staff, while also funding grab and go meals free of charge.
The kitchen will also work in collaboration with Carol City Middle School, Principal Derek Negron, local Miami Gardens resident Linda Julien, and Chef Creole’s owner Ken Sejour.
Meal distribution will take place at Chef Creole at 20356 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami Gardens and the kitchen will start distributing meals on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with additional dates to be announced.
“We are honored to be able to support the vibrant Miami Gardens community by helping a local business employ their staff while also providing their delicious food free to the residents of Miami Gardens”, said Food Rescue US – Miami Site Director, Ellen Bowen.
Chef Creole owner, Ken Sejour, will be offering a complete meal of jerk chicken, rice and red beans, sweet plantains and romaine salad. Sparkling water, donated by Topo Chico, will also be available. The meals will be distributed by volunteers as non-contact curbside pick-up or walk-up while the chefs will be outside grilling up the day’s selection. The Community Kitchen is being funded by Daniel Lewis of the Miami Gardens Music Alliance.
Chef Creole will be the third Community Kitchen launched by Food Rescue US – Miami. The first kitchen, in collaboration with World Central Kitchen, is with Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster in Overtown and has served over 7,000 meals, and the second, at James Beard nominated Chef Brad Kilgore’s Alter in Wynwood, has served 1,200 meals in only two weeks.
To make a donation in support of the Chef Creole Community Kitchen, please visit the Food Rescue US COVID-19 Response Fund and designate your donation to “Miami”.
About Food Rescue US
Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand. Through the use of its proprietary app, Food Rescue US provides the platform for volunteer food rescuers to directly transfer excess food from businesses to local social service agencies that feed the food insecure. By providing food that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food insecure, Food Rescue US is keeping this wasted food from ending up in landfill where it decomposes, creating methane gas that warms the planet. Since 2011, Food Rescue US has helped launch food recovery communities in 25 locations across the country, providing 37 million meals and keeping 51 million pounds of food out of landfills. For more information or to download the app, visit foodrescue.us, find us on Facebook @FoodRescueUS or follow us on Twitter @foodrescueUS.