In a time when restaurants across the country have been relegated to take-out-only establishments, one of the most highly reputed establishments in New York City has "turned the lights back on" in an effort to feed first responders.
According to CNN, the proprietor of Eleven Madison Park—a world-class restaurant known for serving meals that would last for hours—posted on social media on Wednesday night that he would be re-opening his kitchen in an effort to help
Daniel Humm—chef and owner of Make it Nice hospitality group—posted on Instagram, "I've been struggling with what to do since we closed our doors. All of our worlds have been turned upside down. We need to stay safe, we need to protect each other and the vulnerable. But I need to help New York City—it's given so much to me, even if I can help just a little bit. With our friends at Rethink Food NYC who have partnered with @americanexpress, we found an answer.
The social media post continued, "We are blessed to have a beautiful and spacious restaurant and kitchen, we have a team that is looking to work, to cook. The city needs food to help those in need—Starting today, we have turned Eleven Madison Park into a commissary kitchen with the goal of producing thousands of meals per day for those who are working in the front lines and those who are deeply effected by the current crisis."
The post concluded, "I believe the storm is still coming, and will be for some time, and if we can do just a little something, these dark days can be just a bit brighter. Thank you to my team, to Rethink, to @americanexpress to support this effort, and to this beautiful city. Please help us keep this going and donate."