Supporting Local Businesses and Feeding Senior Living Communities
Riverside Presbyterian Apartments recieves Food donation from Bellwether Restaurant
This week, residents at Riverside Presbyterian Apartments were delighted to receive 110 donated restaurant meals from Bellwether, a restaurant in downtown Jacksonville. The delicious, reheatable meals came with eggplant parmesan and penne pasta, a steak-and-cheese flatbread, hunter’s stew and a chocolate chip cookie.
It’s all part of Feeding Northeast Florida’s Project SHARE (Solving Hunger and Assisting Restaurant Employees), a program to support local restaurants and provide food to senior living communities throughout Duval County.
Riverside Presbyterian Apartments is an senior living community in Jacksonville’s Five Points neighborhood, serving older adults with low incomes.
Last week’s delivery included roast chicken breast with a sweet potato hash, broccoli soup and cinnamon bread pudding.
“At a time of uncertainty, the meals provided by Bellwether reminded us of the good in the world,” said Kathy Trussell, Administrator at Riverside Presbyterian Apartments. “It presented the only certain thing, that we are in this together.”
In recent weeks, Feeding Northeast Florida has partnered with Bellwether to donate hundreds of meals to low-income communities throughout Jacksonville. According to Reggie Dokes, Feeding Northeast Florida outreach manager, Bellwether is making more than 300 meals daily to donate.
“Our goal is to help keep restaurant staff employed. We take food that’s been donated to the food bank that they can cook, and then we donate it to local groups,” said Dokes.
We look forward to continuing to enjoy the delicious cuisine provided by Bellwether. Thanks to Project SHARE and Feeding Northeast Florida for their kind support!