A generous and giving heart is one of the best attributes of Southerners. We help our neighbors when the going gets rough, and the same is true for our charitable organizations. At Eat Y’all, charitable giving and support of charitable endeavors is a core value. Whenever the opportunity arises, we will partner with charitable foundations and non-profit organizations to help our neighbors. We organize many culinary events throughout the year, and we are called upon to support those in our community who find themselves in need through the funds raised at these events. We invite you to learn more about the worthy missions of the charities we partner with and support, and if you are inclined, to lend a hand.

EXTRA TABLE

Extra Table is a non-profit organization committed to ending hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with the new and healthy food they need to feed the hungry in their community.

They do that by purchasing food and having it delivered to emergency food centers in need. Extra Table is proudly partnered with the nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco. By partnering with Sysco, they are able to purchase healthy food at the lowest possible price point, thereby supplying food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need.

extratable.org

  
THE GIVING KITCHEN

The Giving Kitchen (GK) is a nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA, inspired by an outpouring of support from the hospitality industry when Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2012.

GK provides direct grants to members of the metro Atlanta restaurant community who are in financial need, to help cover cost of living expenses while they recover from an accident, unanticipated illness, or natural disaster. GK also provides direct grants to workers with financial need to help pay for funeral arrangements for immediate family members.

GK provides two separate types of grants: direct grants that pay basic living expenses, and matching grants that match funds raised by a restaurant team on the behalf of a worker in need.

thegivingkitchen.org

 
THE NASHVILLE FOOD PROJECT

Bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

The Nashville Food Project is sharing food and supporting communities in variety of ways:

  • Grow – In our Gardens we grow organic food intensively, and share resources with others interested in growing their own food.
  • Cook – In our Kitchens, we use recovered, donated and garden-grown food to prepare and cook healthy, hot meals.
  • Share – From our Food Trucks we distribute meals from our kitchen and fresh produce from our gardens to people in need.

thenashvillefoodproject.org

 
OPERATION BBQ RELIEF

Operation BBQ Relief strives to provide compassion, and offer hope and friendship to those whose lives have been affected by disasters across the United States. We leverage our expertise in cooking and catering barbecue meals with our ability to quickly mobilize our teams into any area where disaster disrupts and tears apart the lives of Americans.

operationbbqrelief.org

 
REFILL CAFE

Refill Cafe will be a non-profit workforce development café in the community of west Jackson, Mississippi located at the former Koinonia Coffee House on the Jackson State University Parkway.

Refill Café’s mission is to empower youth by providing an innovative and holistic job training and life skills program. Refill Cafe will operate a vibrant restaurant and retail establishment with training stations to develop functional competencies and occupational skills for program participants. In addition, Refill will address the participants’ holistic development to ensure they are set up for success beyond the program.

Refill Cafe intends to offer social service support, educational support, mentoring, and employment services—all offered either directly through Refill Café or indirectly through a partner. The program will be a long-term anchor for participants as we help place them into internships and jobs around the City of Jackson.

refillcafejackson.com

THE REFINERY

The Refinery was created in November of 2013 to sustain the home of Still Waters, a safe place for women and their children in south Georgia. We seek to provide job skills, develop opportunities and create a sense of community for our current and former residents. Our goal is to create something beautiful from regional and recycled resources; to invest in the potential of our ladies and to be an ever-present light in our community.

We take our name from Psalm 66:10 as we believe we are all in a refining process. We are carried through difficult times, we are stripped of things that seem to matter and we are being made new. We are best when we work together; rubbing like sandpaper at times to a smoother, softer, level surface.

friendsministriesga.org/programs/therefinery