Yes, there really is such a thing as a free lunch! Food Connection, a local nonprofit, has been offering free chef-prepared meals every Saturday in Swannanoa since early May. The “To Go” meals are available for curbside pickup in the parking lot of Symmetry Financial, 204 Whitson Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon. The menu varies from week to week, and always includes a vegetarian option. Just drive up, choose your meal, and your boxed food will be brought to you in your car.
The free meals are made possible through a partnership with Katie Button Restaurant Group (Curate and Button & Co. Bagels) and the World Central Kitchen. Food Connection has handed out approximately 225 – 300 meals each Saturday at the Swannanoa location since the program began. The current plan is to continue offering the meals at least through early September, and perhaps beyond.
Thank you Food Connection, Katie Button Restaurant Group and World Central Kitchen for offering this gift to our community!