Give Back this Holiday Season with the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

For many, the holiday season is a cherished time to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one with friends, family and loved ones. While this year has felt especially tough for many of us, the effects of 2020 have left an unprecedented number of individuals struggling to afford rent, utilities, medication or food. Since the start of the pandemic, thousands of more people have joined pantry lines across the country for the first time. That’s why this holiday season, it’s more important than ever to make a difference however you can.

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What Happens in Vegas with Chef Louiie Victa

In Las Vegas, a local couple and a huge network of chefs are taking the concept of “paying it forward” to a new level through a program called 24Meals. The idea first came to Corporate Executive Chef for V&E Restaurant Group Matt Fresinksi as he was cleaning out his pantry. Instead of getting rid of the food he found, Matt and his wife bought some to-go boxes and cooked 24 meals to distribute to people he knew were struggling during the global pandemic. Their son handwrote inspirational messages on every to-go box lid and voila – a family project was born.

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Join us in Supporting the Meals on Wheels America #DontStopNow Campaign

Over the past several months, we’ve stepped up our efforts to support our communities by targeting those hit hardest by COVID-19. Together with the Electrolux Food Foundation, Anova raised $18,000 to help vulnerable seniors in our community through the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. To keep the momentum going, we are excited to support Meals on Wheels America‘s ongoing efforts to shine a light on vulnerable seniors throughout America through the Don’t Stop Now campaign. (more…)

The Trio Behind 3 Black Chefs

Earlier this year, three all-star chefs – known as the 3 Black Chefs – teamed up to offer pop-up dinners to those facing food insecurity in their neighborhood of Sacramento. The brainchild of chef trio Berry Accius, Mike Harris and Willis Webster, 3 Black Chefs launched The Project: Feeding Our Beloved Community, offering low-cost, to-go soul food to families at the Pannell Meadowview Community center.

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Meet Chef Kitiya Ditpare from TacoThai

Earlier this year, Anova donated 17 precision cookers to La Cocina – a San Francisco kitchen incubator focused on low-income food entrepreneurs – to support 13 businesses across the San Francisco Bay area. Since 2005, La Cocina has exclusively focused on small business incubation. Their vision is to increase inclusivity in the food industry and offer equitable opportunity for marginalized communities – specifically working class women of color and immigrant women.

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Supporting Local Food Entrepreneurs with La Cocina

Across the U.S., every restaurant, big or small, has been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Many entrepreneurs have had to make difficult decisions to temporarily close their restaurants and lay off staff while others have done their best to pivot and continue to do what they love: feed the community.

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