Meal Delivery Service Springs Into Charitable Action Amid Power Outage

Carrie Hodousek
October 30, 2019 - 3:44 pm

An East Bay meal delivery service is cooking up food that would've gone to waste during the power outages this week and serving it to people who are homeless.

My Sustainable Table collected frozen food items such as sausage, turkey, fish, broccoli and other vegetables from people living in Lafayette and Orinda.

"We had a lot of the public just purchase things and then the power went out," said owner Sharon Girdlestone. "We're making a turkey southwestern casserole and some sausage pizzas."

Nearly 100 meals will be donated to homeless shelters, she said. 

Volunteer Mandy Fisher said they felt the need to give back to those who can’t go inside and shut their doors to escape the fire and smoke.

"If anything, right now, with all of the fires and the smoke, people being displaced, to be able to make a positive impact on those right outside of our community feels really good," Fisher said.

Donations are always welcome, Girdlestone said.

"If the cans keep coming in, we can do more," she said. "I wish we could do it on a bigger scale, but for now I'm concentrating on the homeless who are breathing in all this nasty smoke."

In 2017, they served nearly 500 meals to people impacted by the Tubbs Fire.