Pictured, from left to right: Jimmy Turner, Community Kitchen; Erika Weigle and Fletcher Thompson, STIR; Jens Christensen, president of the Community Kitchen; Chris Maclellan, The Maclellan Foundation; and Vanessa Blevins, Community Kitchen. Missing from photo: Cherita and Mike Adams, owners of Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant; Sharon Skinner, owner of Vine Street Market; Nathan Flynt, owner of 2 Sons Kitchen; and Jorge Parra, co-owner of Taqueria Jalisco.
Five local restaurants partnered together in May to support homeless families by participating in the inaugural Family Dinner Week: A Benefit for The Maclellan Shelter for Families. During the week of May 6-13, restaurant partners donated a percentage from every meal to support the family shelter.
Yesterday, a check in the amount of $8,792.28 was presented to the Maclellan Shelter for Families.
Participating Restaurant Partners:
1. 2 Sons Kitchen and Market, 322 E.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
2. Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant, 1463 Market St.
3. STIR, 1444 Market St.
4. Taqueria Jalisco, two locations - 1634 Rossville Ave. and 850 Market St.
5. Vine Street Bakery, 1313 Hanover St.