How restaurants in Virginia are helping the homeless
A Virginia restaurant has opened its doors to the homeless, offering a unique menu featuring fresh-made, locally sourced ingredients.
The Fort Wayne, Virginia-based eatery, Fort Wayne Kitchen, is serving breakfast to the hungry on Saturday and a full day of meals to those needing more.
The new initiative will bring Fort Wayne Restaurant’s food to the city of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas, according to a news release from the restaurant.
Fort Wayne Kitchen’s mission is to offer the homeless the ability to get a healthy meal, as well as provide an opportunity to interact with others.
The restaurant’s menu is based on the concept of “the family meal,” a meal where a family is present at a meal.
The restaurant, which opened in 2013, serves a variety of dishes that include salads, sandwiches, tacos and burgers.
It is open 7 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and 4 p.m., 11 a.g. to 11 p.d. on weekends.
The menus are also available for pickup, the news release states.
Wayne Kitchen is not the only restaurant to offer meals to the needy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office for Food and Nutrition has partnered with Fort Wayne Food Bank to offer a full week of meals and snacks to those in need in Fort Wayne.
FortWayne Restaurant’s menu, which includes sandwiches, is similar to that of other Fort Wayne restaurants, according the news report.
Fortwayne Kitchen, which started in 2013 and is based in the Washington, D.C., area, has served more than 400 meals, including meals for adults, senior citizens and students, the release states, adding that the restaurant serves a healthy menu and is staffed with employees who are qualified to help.