The entrepreneurs in Manayunk’s hospitality community have a tradition of caring for their community. Many of Manayunk’s restaurants remain open for take out and delivery, and are now working together to alleviate stress for their community members, and spread a bit of joy. Two programs in Manayunk allow customers and restaurateurs to work together to give back.
Brendan McGrew, the owner of Bourbon Blue, has built a team to respond to the Hospital Heroes Food Drive, with support from The Goat’s Beard, The Manayunk Tavern and Winnie’s Manayunk.
The program began with Bourbon Blue making 50 meals of their signature jambalaya and cornbread, which were delivered by Hospital Heroes to Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
For the Hospital for Heroes Program, every $20 spent at the participating restaurants, on every order (any combination of items including meals, beer, cocktail mixes, and merchandise) donates one meal to a Hospital Hero.
So far this week, Manayunk restaurants will provide more than 200 meals directly to Penn Medicine, ManorCare in Yeadon and Huntingdon, Delco Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, with more deliveries to follow.
Antonio Presta, the owner of Craft Manayunk, has partnered with Beam Suntory to provide 250 free dinners to colleagues in the hospitality industry who have recently lost their jobs. Meals include penne puttanesca: penne, capers, kalamata olives, marinara or chicken & rice: chicken breast, carrots, tomato, onion, arborio rice.
Email Sara@craftmanayunk.com to reserve your spot by Monday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. to redeem the free meal from Craft Manayunk. Please include the name of the restaurant/bar and your name and former position. Participants will pick up their meals at Craft on Thursday, April 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
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