Join participating Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants and Wigle Whiskey for “Libations for Donations” and help feed local communities in need!
What is Libations for Donations?
Libations for Donations is a happy hour series designed to help feed hungry people in local Pittsburgh communities. And WE NEED YOU to make it happen!
How is this helping to feed people?
Participating Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants are partnering with Wigle Whiskey and 412 Food Rescue to raise money in order to help prepare hot, fresh, healthy meals for local Pittsburghers in need. When you visit these happy hours, enjoy tasty bites, free samples of Wigle Whiskey products, and a featured specialty cocktail. For each specialty cocktail purchased, host restaurants will remit $1 toward preparation of these meals. Monies raised during happy hours will be used to prepare meals made by Scratch F&B and distributed to local communities in need by 412 Food Rescue. In addition to the ready-made meals, chefs of Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants will also make value-added products (i.e. tomato sauce) from “rescued” foods that will be given to recipients to supplement at-home meals.
You see, this isn’t just about fighting food insecurity, but also reducing food waste.
When are these happy hours?
The kickoff for the series took place on 11/11 at Scratch F&B with a phenomenal turnout! That event alone helped to raise $150 of the $400 goal – enough to feed 50 people! Franktuary – Lawrenceville and Habitat/Andy’s have also joined in and the goal is almost halfway reached! We want to keep this momentum going, so keep checking back or look for social media announcements with more Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants as future happy hour dates will vary based on location.
How many people are we trying to feed?
According to the USDA it takes $245.70 (moderate cost) to feed a family of four WELL and nutritiously for one week. With 21 meals per week, that’s about $12 for a meal for four on average. The goal is to feed 133 people a hot, fresh, healthy meal. To make that happen at least $400 needs to be raised. So, come on out, have a sip and a snack, and be part of something great!
LET’S BLOW THE TOP OFF THIS THING!