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A-List celebs are helping restaurants stay afloat during the pandemic — and feeding those in need at the same time.
They’re working with the Plating Change program — set up by the “Profit” host Marcus Lemonis — which does double duty by helping struggling restaurants make money by paying them to cook for people who don’t have enough food.
Amy Schumer, Pharrell Williams, and other stars picked their favorite mom-and-pop eatery, then Zoomed the owners with Lemonis to place orders of up to $40,000. The meals are set to be given out in the community through charities and shelters.
Schumer chose Brooklyn restaurant Emma’s Torch — which helps provide refugees with culinary training — with the program purchasing 3,000 meals for $30,000 for those in need. “My quarantine diet is over,” Schumer joked about buying that much food.
Matthew McConaughey chose Mr. Catfish in Texas, where he used to work, with the program giving $40,000. Of that, $2,000 is earmarked specifically to help the staff.
Others participating include A-Rod, who chose Sanguich in Miami; Williams, who picked Eddie’s Chesapeake Bay Crabhouse in Norfolk, Virginia; and Kristen Bell, who chose Kismet in LA.
Donations can be made on Lemonis’ website, World Central Kitchen and by donating your change on order through Grubhub.
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