Chattanooga Community Kitchen Receives Kitchen Renovation From Craftworks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen has received a $125,000 renovation gift for a brand new restaurant grade kitchen and dining room from CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries. While the kitchen is closed for remodeling, Big River Grille & Brewing Works team and CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. home office employees will prepare and serve 4,500 meals to homeless and hungry clients over the next week.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works, CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc.

corporate office, and its charitable arm, CraftWorks Foundation, a 501c(3), non-profit are dedicated to combating hunger in the local markets around the country where CraftWorks brands operate restaurants. The non-profit partner Chattanooga Community Kitchen, is an organization committed to lessening the poverty and despair among the homeless in Chattanooga and to restoring dignity and self-reliance to those it serves.


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