Stop by the cooking demonstration table this weekend and nibble on a sample of delicious stir fry made with market ingredients. While you’re nibbling, ask Chef Terrence about his work with an organization right here in Columbia Heights that has been working to provide critical services to some of our city’s most vulnerable neighbors for 33 years (and counting).
In the course of a day, Thrive DC will serve 200 or more individuals a host of emergency services from meals to showers. The nonprofit depends on productive partnerships to help keep their services available to those who need them the most. One of their most important collaborations has been with local farmers’ markets, including the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace. The markets continue to provide an invaluable source of fresh produce that not only supplements Thrive DC’s meal programs but also helps to provide a great source of healthy, local options for their emergency pantry program.
“As the Executive Chef at Thrive DC, I am committed to making sure that our meal programs and pantry programs offer the very best we can provide. This is often a challenge when the need is so great and the budget is limited. Consequently, our relationship with local farmer’s markets make all the difference in our ability to give our clients access to a variety of high quality, locally produced, fresh produce. We could not do it without them.”
–Chef Terrence, Thrive DC