To Whom It May Concern:
Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry reached out to us in 2016 and has been a significant partner for our protein supply in 2016. As the Executive Chef, I am grateful for the partnership and steady supply of high-quality proteins to our guests.
Miriam’s Kitchen is committed to ending chronic homelessness in DC by creating meaningful connections with chronically homeless individuals, placing them in permanent supportive housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing. We advocate for permanent supportive housing as a long-term solution, while meeting short-term needs by providing healthy meals and high quality social services to more than 2,500 chronically homeless individuals each week.
We use about two hundred pounds of meat a week at our operation, all of which comes from donations. If we could continue to have a consistent supply of venison to help offset this large need, it would benefit our guests and the organization greatly. The chef team at Miriam’s Kitchen would be happy to continue to use any and all venison donations we could get from FHFH. The work they are doing not only benefits those who are most in need of the dignity of a restaurant-quality meal, but also betters the environment and DC community at large.
Cheryl R. Bell