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The Good Kitchen Donates 80,000 Kids Meals in the Wake of COVID-19

Delivering some good news in unprecedented times.

The Good Kitchen Donates 80,000 Kids Meals in the Wake of COVID-19

The Good Kitchen has donated 80,000 individually-portioned meals to distribute to children who are missing lunches due to the current school closures and seniors in need of meals. These meals are being distributed through Burke County (NC) Public Schools, Durham (NC) Public Schools, and Charlotte-area Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s child and senior hunger programming which includes mobile pantries, food distribution events, and the Food Bank’s 800+ partner agencies in a 24-county service region (14 in NC and 10 in SC).

 

Official press release from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina:


 

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (March 26, 2020) – The Good Kitchen, a Charlotte based fully-prepared meal company, will be delivering 35,000 individually-portioned meals to distribute to children who are missing lunches due to the current school closures and seniors in need of meals. These meals will be distributed through Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s child and senior hunger programming which includes mobile pantries, food distribution events, and the Food Bank’s 800+ partner agencies in a 24-county service region (14 in NC and 10 in SC).

 

“We are incredibly grateful to be in a position to donate meals during this unprecedented pandemic,” said Amber Lewis, Founder of Charlotte-born The Good Kitchen. “It’s through organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina that we can make a difference and get these meals out to people who are most at risk. So many people are flocking to the grocery store and cooking at home, but those in food insecure areas do not have this luxury. Being able to provide a meal that is healthy and well balanced to children, adults and the elderly is more important than ever. We are so thankful for partners like the Food Bank that can execute the distribution in our home and sister state!”

 

“Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is so appreciative of The Good Kitchen for their generous donation to help us feed children and seniors in need. With over 182,000 children and 45,000 seniors living in poverty in our region, our need has grown tremendously said Kay Carter, CEO of the Food Bank. “It’s through partnerships in times of crisis, that we know we can work together to end hunger … thank you to The Good Kitchen for helping us feed so many in need.”

 

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We were also able to work with local school systems to provide meals to Durham (NC) Public Schools and Burke County (NC) Public Schools.

 

In all, TGK donated:

35,346 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
22,232 meals to Burke County Public Schools
21,120 meals to Durham Public Schools

 

Big thanks to the individual organizations for coordinating these efforts quickly, as well as American Food Service in Morganton, NC. Also to GlobalTranz and Glen Raven for taking on the distribution.

 

If you'd like to donate to any of these groups, please click their respective link. Stay safe and stay strong. We'll all pull through together.

 

Take Care and Eat Well,
~ Amber & the TGK Team

 

 


 

 

 

→ Read WBTV/Charlotte coverage here.

→ Read Morganton News & Herald coverage here.

 

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