A lot has changed in 2020—masks have become part of our wardrobes and “social distancing” has become part of our vocabulary. We’ve also all had to adjust to a new world, where working from home is standard and social gatherings take place on Zoom. Events are looking different too – that’s why Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen created our virtual Farm to Tray event.
On Thursday, September 24th, viewers got an inside look at how the soup kitchen has adapted to meet an unprecedented increase in need while navigating the challenges posed by social distancing. Our team took viewers behind-the-scenes, showcasing how the Soup Kitchen has functioned and stayed open throughout the global pandemic.
The video also included entertainment, tips from local culinary partners, a special cooking demo from Chef Russell Jackson of Reverence in Harlem, and special remarks from Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. Viewers learned how to cook delicious Salmon En Papillote and mix-up the Market Mule from Whole Foods—becoming chefs and mixologists in their own homes.
Together, we raised over $175,000, which will ensure the soup kitchen can continue to meet the drastic increase in need for food assistance between now and the holidays. Because Holy Apostles leverages partnerships with culinary figures, we’re able to provide a wholesome meal – similar to what you would cook for your owned loved ones – for just $1. If you’re able, please join our generous community of supporters and donate to Farm to Tray today – no amount is too small, and all proceeds are used to provide nutritious, well-rounded meals to our neighbors who are struggling with hunger.
Missed the event? Not to worry! The full Farm to Tray event is available to watch for free here. You can also view the Virtual Recipe Box to learn how to make your own culinary creations at home!