When the COVID-19 outbreak hit, the need for staffing disappeared overnight. Rather than close the kitchens, the Snopkowskis decided to transform the training kitchen in Providence into a production kitchen. We were able to team up with the City of Providence to make things happen, and believe it or not, we were able to make the transformation in under 48 hours and started cooking just days later! Below are some of the organizations that we have worked with in the last couple of months to make things happen:
- Salvation Army, we were able to provide 80 cold lunches each day we were requested.
- City of Providence Healthy Communities Office, we are providing 600 family cooked meals per day, 5 days a week!
- For our employees, when normal business was halted, we were quick to pivot our services and priorities. We immediately (within 24 hours) started providing grocery packages to our employees to help get them through the first couple of weeks, when the immediate future was unknown.