What has been normal about 2020? Not much but one things remains consistent if not improved; our community’s generous hearts. In 2018, we set out to do our Eat for Heat Fundraiser farm to table, family style dinner. The purspose was to create a different type of event that brings people together at one table, sharing plates while supporting our local economy to help provide significant funding to the Warm Neighbor Fund which assists
those in need. When trying to decide if or what we could do in 2020, the idea of a meal kit sounded somewhat terrifying and work intensive. I told my supervisor my idea with the caveat of “I’m not sure I should put this idea into the atmosphere”. I’m glad I did. This year’s Eat for Heat meal kits, were a nicely packaged box that included all the local ingredients to make a simple and delicous dinner from the comfort of your own home. The idea was met with a lot of support, from Seattle to Portland, we quadrupled our sales and received an outpouring of support from local businesses in order to put the boxes together.
The local businesses we worked with included, Matt’s Custom Meats, Hop and Grape, Roland Wines, Kalama Sourdough Bread, Watershed Garden Works, Northwest Deli and Sweet Mabel’s Cheesecakes. I’m hoping by listing these great parterns, you’ll be inspired to support one of them soon!