Having served free to-go meals to Oaklanders deeply affected by the Covid-19 outbreak — including government workers, families, and children — outside his restaurant on Mandela Parkway this Wednesday, celebrity pitmaster Matt Horn has established a Gofundme account to help him continue helping others.
“Our hearts are heavy, given the current circumstances of the COVID-19 virus and the impact it’s had on the food and hospitality industries,” reads the account’s website.
“In an effort to support those affected most … we will be hosting a series of cooks outside of our Oakland restaurant. Now is the time to step up and support those that have been affected by the current circumstances of this untimely pandemic, and we feel we have a responsibility to do what we can to support those in need. We are grateful for the help we can get to make these meals possible.”
Horn hopes to raise $15,000 toward that goal.
At Wednesday’s free giveaway, Horn and a team of volunteers placed servings of pulled pork and barbecued chicken in styrofoam containers on a table while wearing gloves and striving to maintain social-distancing measures, as reported by Upnewsinfo.