The coronavirus epidemic has brought out the best in some Dallas people — some Dallas restaurant people — with so many charitable acts that another list needs to be made.
This roundup includes meals for kids, meals for the homeless, and meals for the unemployed. And all of them welcome donations, which means we can all get involved.
Here’s some kindness in action:
Café Momentum, the nonprofit restaurant and longtime do-gooder, has begun providing Richardson ISD with 16,000 meals each week to students and families in need. For the next month, Café Momentum is transforming into a food hub, where staff will build meal kits for food-insecure students and their families in our community. Café Momentum will provide RISD with 1,000 boxes, each containing 16 meals per family, to be delivered to 11 apartment complexes where students attend RISD schools.
As of last year, 55 percent of RISD’s approximately 39,000 students were considered economically disadvantaged. The Stand Together Foundation, a Café Momentum partner, has pledged to match all online donations dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per donation in this effort.
This not only provides relief to those in need and positively supports Café Momentum’s mission, it allows the restaurant’s young men and women to continue working (the Get Shift Done Relief Fund is covering interns’ pay) and provides an opportunity for them to be good neighbors and contributing members of their community.
They welcome donations to keep it alive. Go to www.cafemomentum.org and click on the Momentum E.A.T.s section. The Stand Together Foundation, a Café Momentum partner, has pledged to match all online donations dollar for dollar, up to $1,000 per donation in this effort.