17 Nov '17, 1am

This is pretty cool: A 'No Pay Cafe' in Sonoma has been feeding thousands of fire victims:

This is pretty cool: A 'No Pay Cafe' in Sonoma has been feeding thousands of fire victims:

On October 9, as fire tore through the North Bay, cheesemaker and chef Sheana Davis found herself with both a sudden surplus of prepared food from cancelled catering gigs and an urgent need to distribute it. Davis organized a small group of volunteers and worked out of the Sonoma Valley Inn (and later the Sonoma Springs Community Hall) to feed first responders and evacuees, taking up the name No Pay Cafe/Cafe Gratis. But by week’s end, it was clear that even with contributions from local restaurateurs and farmers, the cafe couldn’t keep up with the constant stream of hungry volunteers and victims. “It was obvious that the only way to satisfy such significant demand required more resources,” says cafe volunteer Kathy Chan, a former Facebook employee. It took about five emails with the company’s global executive chef Tony Castellucci and his culinary team, Chan says, to work...

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