UPDATE: West Seattle restaurateurs come together to feed those in need
UPDATE April 5
Peel and Press, West 5, The Bridge, Mission Cantina and The Westy are going to follow up their initial effort to make meals for those in need by doubling the number to 200 Free Meals
The owners of the above-named businesses will be preparing the meals available to medical personnel seniors and those who have lost their jobs due to the current economic realities of the Coronavirus. These meals will be packaged and ready to place in a home oven to finish. With the donations from vendors, owners and generous customers we will be able to produce meals for this week and next week to help bring some stability to those in need.
30 of the meals will be giving to the West Seattle Senior Center for delivery. The remaining meals will be available for pickup on Monday starting at 4pm at Mission Cantina in Admiral, West 5 in the Alaska Junction and Peel and Press in the Morgan Junction.
Original Post March 30
A group of West Seattle restaurant owners, led by Peel & Press owner Dan Austin gathered Monday March 30 at his Morgan Junction pizza and pasta house to create 100 meals for as he puts it, "industry friends who lost their jobs, medical personnel working overtime who don't have time to cook after a long shift and seniors in need."
Participating were Paul Ritums and JP Vidicans from The Westy Sports and Spirits, Rita Dixson from The Bridge, Dave Montoure from West 5, Shawn Padilla from Mission Cantina, Amy Lee Derenthal new Exec. Director of the West Seattle Senior Center and Todd Carden from Elliott Bay Brewing.
"Over 15,000 restaurant workers have lost their jobs in the last three weeks," Austin said. But they are not the only ones in need.
The first meals put together were corned beef potatoes and cabbage, pesto pasta with chicken, and Marinara with meatballs. Thirty of them go directly to the West Seattle Senior Center.
This initial meal making will go to anyone in need and will be available at 4pm. Just call 206) 937-1457 "pull up in the back parking lot behind Peel and Press (6503 California Ave SW) tell us what car you are in and we will run that out. If folks know a neighbor who's a senior, maybe neighbor you might check in on them, show up with a pasta for them, come on by and pick one up," said Austin.
The customers donated $190 last week to help offset the costs so they will be doing this again next week.
I would have washed dishes
My mom is home bound senior she lives in West Seattle and I'm in Florida so I can't help her but she definitely could use this how could I get some to her is there anyone that can deliver it to her??
This is so touching and generous. Please post a follow-up that includes how we can financially support this program. I know that I can order "to-go" for personal consumption, which I will do, but I want to support the cost of making these donated meals. Thank you!
Hi! If anyone knows a senior who could benefit from a daily noon meal, give us a call at the Senior Center of West Seattle. We’re delivering lunches Monday through Friday some from restaurants and some from our kitchen. Call 206-932-4044 ext 1 and leave a message.