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Local Chefs Teams With Organizations To Provide Over 5,000 Meals To Those In Need This Christmas Eve – CBS Detroit


(CBS DETROIT)– Food preparation and packaging was in full effect this week at the Marygrove Conservancy on Marygrove College campus. No, these chefs are not preparing for a big Christmas party, they are preparing for a really good cause.

“Today we feed 5 to 6 thousand people with food that is normally wasted. We donated food.” Said Chef Phil Jones, Chief Culinary Officer for Food Farmacy and Make Food, Not Waste

Chef Phil says his organization donates food year-round, but this Christmas Eve he partnered with MACC Development and Neighborhood Grocery to feed more families in need. On Wednesday volunteers spend all day preparing meals and today, on Christmas Eve, they start loading and driving to distribution locations across town. Chef Phil says the need is much greater this year due to the pandemic.

“It’s gone up tremendously and now that the relief is gone, it’s really escalating and speeding up the people who need help.”

He says that as long as that need exists, his organization will do its best to ensure it does.

“We help some people and we really show people that they are cared for and loved here.”


Dusty Kennedy