Putting our classes on hold, even though it was absolutely the right thing to do, was hard when we thought through the knock-on effects of suspending this part of Book Larder. In the short term it left us with a fridge full of perishable food. In the food community we’re part of, vendors and farmers we rely on are hurting from the loss of customers like us. And we needed to find a way to fund the culinary director role with no new classes on our calendar.
So our Culinary Director, Amanda Coba, came up with a great idea. She connected with some folks at Harborview Medical Center, and turned our fridge full of produce into 30 meals for medical workers who are dealing directly with victims of coronavirus—resident and attending physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists. With your help we can keep this going: we can continue to buy from our vendors, we can support the Culinary Director role at Book Larder, and most importantly, we can deliver meals to Harborivew.
Amanda plans to deliver 30 meals, 4 nights a week. You can sponsor the effort for $10 a meal, and donate as often as you like as we’ll keep this going until we can resume our classes. Any excess funds raised (if we are sponsored for more meals than we ultimately produce) will be donated to Food Lifeline.
I know that you are being asked for a LOT as we move through this incredibly challenging time as a community. If supporting this effort seems worthy and you’re able to contribute, we’d be very grateful. Thank you for all of your kind words and support, and we hope you are safe and well!