There’s one more big meal to be served at Foster Jane Eatery at the Ramada Inn, and it’s aimed entirely at the needy and homeless.
Chef-owner Mike Yorke has gotten out of the restaurant business for personal reasons.
So Wednesday night, he’s putting on three seatings of 50 people each, recruited by Living Space, Project Love and the Good Samaritan Inn.
Yorke says to help diners feel like it’s more than just a free meal, Living Space is looking for donations of dress clothes.
“Some suits that don’t fit anymore or some nice evening wear that people just aren’t getting use of to donate it through Jason at the Living Space,” he outlines.
Yorke says one meal isn’t going to solve the homelessness problem in the city, but he hopes it at least increases awareness of it.
“More or less for the public to be sympathetic and empathetic for the people that are going through the tough times in their life.”
Yorke notes that the homeless and needy are someone’s family members.
He’s calling Wednesday’s event “Charlotte’s Table” in memory of his grandmother, who died last year. He said her biggest concern whenever family was around was ensuring they were all fed.