BANGOR – Three area restaurants are teaming up with local farms for a purpose.
As the fight against Covid-19 continues the community is coming together to support people who deal with it every day.
Director of Food and Medicine Jack McKay says they were able to raise over $10,000 to fund the project.
“We are using this money to give to local restaurants who in turn are going to source some of the food and give it to front line workers and other people in hard times,” said McKay.
The money they raised is not only helping restaurants stay afloat, it’s allowing them to buy food from local farmers
According to Darcy Cooke “All the money that is being spent is going towards small local businesses, the ones we work with, they tend to source things from local farms so it really spreads the funds to a lot of local people”.
Food from these restaurants will go to bus drivers, low-income communities, and health care workers.
Owner of Humble restaurant Meghan Black says this cause is near and dear to her heart.
“As my Nanny recently passed away and was not in a nursing home because we were afraid we would not be able to see her beforehand. I am so grateful to the people that are there everyday, working hard to make the older community comfortable”, said Black.
According to McKay, this is only the beginning.