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Paying our Blessings Forward

Me and my team at the Abbey Catering have been practically unemployed since March 2020 due to COVID. However, we count our blessings daily for our health and for our food security. Although many of us are facing severe financial hardship, we never lost our mission and spirit of helping our neighbors and community. To that end,  we started at the beginning of the lock down last year donating weekly hot meals to unemployed hospitality workers. It was very well received, needed and was certainly appreciated. It felt great to help out those in need especially in our industry.   Now we have pivoted and are donating, preparing and delivering  gourmet HOT meals with several face masks to the homeless in San Diego county weekly. We also say hello and have short conversations with them. (At a safe distance since most don’t have masks. They always ask us for masks. ) We distribute these meals  just walking around several blocks downtown and in local neighborhoods.    The need for more help/food to the homeless is severe.

Based on the severe demand, we are hoping to expand this and open up the opportunity for our community members and neighbors to help by sponsoring meals. Sponsors are welcome to pick up the meals from our kitchen and distribute them on their own or we are happy to do it. We can make each meal for $2.50 in food and material costs.   All Labor is donated as me and most of my team are unemployed.  100% of all donations go directly into the meals, masks and water bottles.  Please consider helping us with a weekly donation so we can increase our food delivery count each week. Praying for us all to get through this crisis healthy and without hunger.

In good health,

 

Zapher D

President & Founder

The Abbey Catering Team

 

Update:  This past week we want to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers, financial sponsors, and mask donators.   Special notable help was from Honorable Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis of National City.  We appreciate so much everyone’s support!

Progress:

12/23/20  100 meals donated by Abbey Catering

12/30/20  100 meals donated by Abbey Catering

1/07/21     100 meals donated by Abbey Catering, 50 meals donated by sponsors

1/14/21      100 meals donated by Abbey Catering, 150 meals donated by sponsors

1/21/21     100 meals donated by Abbey Catering, 300 meals donated by sponsors

1/28/21     100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

2/04/21    100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

2/11/21     100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

2/18/21     100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

2/25/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

3/04/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

3/11/21    100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

3/18/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

3/25/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

4/1/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

Projected:

4/22/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors

4/28/21   100 meals donated by Abbey catering, 350 meals donated by sponsors