When COVID-19 hit, the natural reaction was to retreat to our safe spaces to process. But what about those who don’t have safe spaces? 2020 marks Chambar’s amazing 16th year of being part of the fabric of our food scene, but instead of celebrating, the team rolled up their sleeves and created Food Coalition. With the help of the City, some restaurant partners and a deep-pocketed anonymous donor (who pledged a matching $100,000), they set about the three-pronged task of getting some hospitality people back to work, feeding the most vulnerable in our city and securing the food chain for the rest of us.

xThe Food Coalition in action.