Esme’s ‘Family Meal’ to Support NYC Hunger Programs
The neighborhood restaurant Esme (999 Manhattan Ave.) is offering meals to-go for a suggested donation today with proceeds helping to provide food for the hungry. “As devastating as this shutdown is for the entire hospitality industry, there is a group of people at risk of going hungry in the short term: those who rely on food banks and community kitchens every week,” a note posted t0 Esme’s website states.
On Wednesday, March 18th, the Greenpoint eatery is holding ‘Family Meal,’ with to-go pay-what-you-can meal kits for two; the menu includes pancake kits, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, baked chicken with bread pudding, baked ziti with red sauce and garlic bread, vegetable curry, baked salmon with quinoa salad, pastrami with cabbage/potatoes, and a cauliflower casserole.
Esme will donate 100% of profits to Rethink Food, which transforms “unused food from grocery stores, restaurants, events, and corporate offices into ready-to-eat, nutritiously dense meals that are delivered to local human service organizations in New York City.”
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Every day at restaurants across the city, the kitchen puts up a meal for staff: Family Meal. Although we try to keep it varied and healthy, our staff will be the first to say cooks tend to lean hard on carbs and cheese. But I know we are already all missing these brief moments of breaking bread together. … As devastating as this shutdown is for the entire hospitality industry, there is a group of people at risk of going hungry in the short term: those who rely on food banks and community kitchens every week. … So Wednesday March 18th is Family Meal. Donate as much as you can for a meal kit for two and 100% of the profit goes to Rethink Food NYC. Details and menu above and on our website. Link in the bio. … Supplies are limited so email us an order soon! … Love, Not Squalor Esme
Orders can be placed via email at [email protected] until they sell out and meals can be picked up tonight from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bottles of wine are also available to-go with proceeds paying restaurant staff who have “designed, prepped, and cooked family meal.”