Miami Non-Profit Makes a Business by Helping Businesses Amid Pandemic – NBC 6 South Florida

The kitchen at Boia De, a restaurant in Miami, was full on a Tuesday afternoon. There was a special sandwich on the menu for the customer to pick up free of charge.

“It feels great to give something back to the community,” said chef and owner Alex Meyer.

He and his partner opened their little restaurant a little over a year ago, and business was booming quickly, but the pandemic changed everything. Now the company is doing what it can to keep all employees busy.

The Miami chapter of a nonprofit called Food Rescue US is helping Meyer’s Restaurant and others run a small business and fund food distribution.

At the same time, the organization helps those who deal with food insecurity.

On that day, this free sandwich at Boia De meets two different needs of the community.

“We’re actually funding the restaurants to open, pay their employees, and provide food to be spent as free meals,” said Ellen Bowen, site director of Food Rescue US in Miami.

To date, an estimated 38,000 meals have been served in the Miami area, and that number is growing, according to Bowen.

If you would like to help this initiative with a donation, please visit the Food Rescue US website.

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