CLEVELAND — Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many nonprofits to scale back from their community outreach efforts, local businesses are stepping up to fill the void, including a donor who donated food to City Mission, which chose EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute to make meals for Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center.
At least 160 women and children received a hot meal over the weekend. Jenna Stewart, one of the women who received a hot meal, said it’s times like these when you see generosity from the community.
"I’m very grateful for that honestly because during this time I feel like people can be very selfish and they just want think about themselves and people that are giving. I show a lot of gratitude to that because it's hard times right now," said Stewart.
Throughout this crisis, EDWINS has continued its mission to help those get a second chance on life. Now it’s using video conferencing to offer virtual advice to food industry workers and connect them to unemployment resources.
"We know what this is all about right? This is about surviving and helping people that may have less and helping out when we can when we have a bit more," said Brandon Chrostwoski, founder of EDWINS.
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