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Former White House Advisor Helps Local Cooks Make a Meaningful Income By Selling Homemade Food To Their Communities

Marketplace Featuring Authentic Meals from Local West African, Pakistani, Latin American, Indian & Japanese Cooks Expands into the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia Area

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM CST|Updated: 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Shef, a platform that enables cooks to sell homemade meals to their local communities, today announced that it has expanded its fast growing business to Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). Since its founding in 2019 by Obama White House Tech Advisor and Code.gov co-founder, Alvin Salehi, and two-time food startup entrepreneur, Joey Grassia, Shef has served over one million meals across the United States. Passionate and talented cooks around the country have found a world of hope and possibility on the platform, and now those across the DMV will have an opportunity to make a meaningful income while sharing their

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Local food banks struggle to keep food on shelves as grocery prices soar

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – As grocery prices continue to soar local food banks are struggling to keep food on their shelves.

Grocery prices have risen 5.4 percent compared to October 2020. Some food pantries fear donor fatigue has set in just when they need help more than ever.

James Davis, who helps serve meals at the Fort Myers Rescue Mission, serves, cooks, and helps clean up and eats at the mission daily to help avoid the high prices at the grocery stores.

“It saves on money, saves on time. It’s a good deal,” Davis said.

But the rise in prices is straining many budgets. Stefanie Edwards with the Community Cooperative in Fort Myers said the increased food prices are having a huge impact on the budget.

Groceries at the Community Cooperative Food Pantry are in big demand.

“With the way things are going I can tell you it’s not sustainable,”

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Miso is bringing AI-powered robots to local fast-food chains

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Anyone who’s followed the job market in the wake of COVID re-openings knows that the restaurant industry is facing a severe labor shortage. The industry traditionally employs shifting, transitory workforces, but it’s never been like this. Staff turnover in restaurants, particularly fast-food spots, has skyrocketed, with a monthly turnover rate of 144 percent. U.S. Labor Department data confirms restaurant workers are quitting their jobs at the highest rate in two decades, with 70 percent more job openings now than there were in 2019.

To say the current staffing crisis has put fast-food restaurants — otherwise known in the industry as Quick Service Restaurants — behind the eight ball is an understatement. National fast-food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers even took the amazing step of reassigning

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