Feed the Need
This is an organization is close to our heart! Not that all of them we participate in aren’t, but this one helps us bring our culinary skills to the table and feed those less fortunate. Along with 51 other restaurants, caterers and hoteliers, we help feed the hungry with the “Charleston Chefs Feed the Need”. This program, created by Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill at Charleston Place Hotel, along with the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, is the nation’s first organized relief effort in which meals are cooked and served by the hospitality community on a year-round basis. Each Wednesday, one of the participants donates their food, time and labor for 500 free meals at four area nonprofits that help feed Tricounty Family Ministries, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Crisis Ministries and Neighborhood House. According to the Charleston City Paper, Bakst says that those donated meals save the charities about $1,500 per week and we’re proud to help be a part of feeding the need. We are also honored to have our own executive chef/owner, John Zucker, serving as Vice President to this wonderful organization.
Since inception Feed the Need has served over 25,000 meals and saved over $75,000 in food expenses.
For more information on Charleston Chefs Feed The Need visit them online at feedtheneedcharleston.org.