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Hospitality program partners with Food Collective to feed homeless

Update | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

While Degrees Restaurant and Blend Cafe are closed to the public, staff members have continued working to fill a community need. Most weekday mornings you will find them in Mitchell Hall preparing 300 box lunches for later in the day.

This community service began in July and has continued through Autumn Semester. Several students and faculty members have volunteered along the way. Degrees Executive Chef L. Fernando Mojica and Sous Chef Beth Hines have created the daily menus. 

The Mid-Ohio Food Collective (formerly the Mid-Ohio Food Bank) provides most of the food. The Mount Carmel Street Medicine Program distributes some meals to residents living in homeless encampments around Columbus. The other meals are picked up by Holy Family Church to distribute at its Soup Kitchen. 

WSYX-TV (ABC 6) served up a story on the project last week. View it here.

Pictured, Foreground, Brandon Hylton, prepares a wrap while Henry Lachika, in the background, prepares other elements of meals for the community. Both men are cooks in Mitchell Hall.Two culinary staff members preparing lunches for the homeless.

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