Davis mentioned financial donations are probably the most useful, since canned items should be sanitized previous to distribution. Checks could also be despatched to the St. Helena Group Meals Pantry, P.O. Field 108, St. Helena, CA 94574, c/o Laurie Conwell.
Napa Valley New Deal
On Tuesday, on the web site of the Napa Valley New Deal, nvnd.org, the group’s mission was listed: “Help an area enterprise and feed a household in want.” It listed 5 eating places/wineries, $1,200 in donations, 22 volunteers and 689-plus meals delivered. To donate, volunteer or take part, go to the web site.
Grant and Gail Showley and Tish Wagner are founding administrators of the brand new group – all have been working feverishly to get the operation off the bottom. They’ve enlisted the assistance of former St. Helenan Sara Cakebread.
On Friday afternoon, volunteers Katherine Grimes, Elizabeth Sklar and Logan Showley (son of Grant and Gail) have been within the industrial kitchen at St. Helena’s Grace Episcopal Church dividing a rice and casserole dish into particular person servings. Presently, there are 1,000 meals within the freezers, able to go.
Two eating places, Villa Corona and The Constitution Oak, have signed as much as prepare dinner meals. The Showleys have an inventory of 24 St. Helena eating places and met with a dozen of them final week. The purpose is for the eating places to organize the meals, as a result of they’re not doing a lot proper now, Showley mentioned. “Then, we’ll ask the philanthropists of our group (for donations), as a result of they’re involved the eating places will shut completely. How can they assist? They may give cash, as a result of every meal served by the restaurant is $10. They serve 500 meals in every week and can get $5,000.