Watch Asheville chefs dance, raise money for Food Connection

ASHEVILLE- Food Connection executive director Flori Pate said food should be fun, no matter what. The nonprofit’s newest fundraiser, Chef Dance Off for Food Connection, is nothing if not fun.

“Food distribution should not be solemn or sad; it should be a celebration of all the good food in our community,” Pate said. 

Food Connection’s mission is one that solves two problems at once: in normal times, the nonprofit rescues perfectly fresh leftover food from events and restaurant service periods and delivers it to people who need it. That helps assuage hunger and also keeps food out of the landfill.

During COVID, the majority of what Food Connection served to its clients came from restaurant partners instead. At local eateries like Pack’s Tavern and Wicked Weed, chefs cooked meals to order with the help of grants and the private donations Food Connection received.

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Seremban’s Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital emergency department starts food bank for the needy in conjunction with Ramadan

Food bank corner is located outside HTJ’s emergency department where it’s accessible to the public. — Picture from Facebook/HospitalTuankuJa’afarSeremban

Food bank corner is located outside HTJ’s emergency department where it’s accessible to the public. — Picture from Facebook/HospitalTuankuJa’afarSeremban

PETALING JAYA, April 16 — Seremban Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital’s (HTJ) emergency department has set-up a food bank corner for anyone in need.

The food bank was launched in conjunction with the Ramadan month, where food such as cooking oil, sardines, salt and biscuits are provided to anyone in need, including its hospital staff.

Emergency and trauma department head Dr Suhaimi Mahmud told Malay Mail that the food bank was set-up on April 13 to help the public get food resources.

“Many hospital-goers are poor and are in need of food resources.

“What’s a better way to help the public and also our hospital staff in need than to have the food bank corner where everyone can access it?

“And a hospital as a public place can reach out to those in

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