Restaurant Depot Rochester partners with BluePrint Geneva to fight hunger in the community
Restaurant Depot Rochester, a members-only wholesale food service provider, has partnered with BluePrint Geneva, a nonprofit that strives to provide healthy food options to families struggling with food insecurities, according to a article published by the Finger Lakes Times.
Restaurant Depot Rochester donated 75 food boxes in April for families in need in the city of Geneva.
These efforts are led by Chef Samantha Buyskes, who has worked at various restaurants in the Finger Lakes area.
Buyskes is a board member of BlurPrint Geneva and the agency asked him in 2020 if she would create meals for the community. This began the distribution of Saturday meals during the pandemic.
Buyskes expressed the importance of giving back to a community that has given him so much and is focused on families in need, not only by receiving the food they desperately need, but also that this food is a healthy option. that lasts the whole family.
Burt Diferio, general manager of Restaurant Depot Rochester, explained her enthusiasm for working with Buyskes and explained that she provided a list of items needed by families, including staples like flour, sugar, grains and other foods that will last families a long time. amount of time.
In addition, Restaurant Depot Rochester awarded BluePrint a grant of $ 10,000 to support the fight against hunger in Geneva.
Restaurant Depot Rochester has endeavored to work with various food banks and organizations to help fight hunger over the past year amid the pandemic.
Want the latest headlines in your inbox every morning? Click here to subscribe to our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you up to date. You can also download the FingerLakes1.com app for Android (all Android devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)