Although we won’t be sharing an in-person meal this year at GRuB’s Harvest Soirée, those of you in the Olympia area have an option to purchase a take-out meal through our partner, Chef Khurshida Begum. Through her Buy One, Give One program, Khurshida will provide a hot meal for a community member living in the tent communities in downtown Olympia.
When COVID-19 struck the Olympia region in March, inspirational speaker (and frequent soup kitchen volunteer) Khurshida Begum knew there would be a great increase in food insecurity and a decrease in accessibility to fresh hot meals.
With that in mind, the Buy One, Give One food project was born to feature hot and healthy, ethnic comfort foods to appeal to hungry people of varying backgrounds. Through Buy One, Give One, people can purchase a meal for themselves, which also buys a donated meal to someone in need.
Khurshida is partnering with GRuB for her September 12th meal. For just $20, she will prepare 2 hot meals, created in part with food from the GRuB farm. One meal is for you to pick for yourself that afternoon in Tumwater. The other meal will be donated to someone living in the tent communities in downtown Olympia, the very location where GRuB installed garden beds earlier this year as part of the GRuB Garden Project.
Interested in learning more? Order here by 8 PM on Thursday, September 10th!