South Carolina’s home for culinary excellence is cooking up something this year that will serve the Charleston community in a different kind of way.
Mickey Bakst is the General Manager of the Charleston Grill, a fine dining restaurant in the heart of downtown Charleston. His restaurant is the first of 52 other restaurants, caterers, hoteliers and culinary schools participating in the Feed the Need program that will serve around 400 meals every Wednesday to those in need- that makes nearly 20,000 meals over the course of the year. Bakst says more than ever, people are hungry for help.
“I know that if we as individuals turn our back on a growing problem here in South Carolina, which is hunger, that eventually not only will the needy suffer, but we will suffer also,” says Bakst.
Four different food bank locations will get deliveries from the 52 culinary businesses every Wednesday starting April 22nd. Bakst says he expects this program to be a success with the “power of we.”
“It’s a time where all of us need to be doing things, not just to ourselves, but to others,” says Bakst.