Is there a choice for 10 yuan meals?
A social enterprise recently opened a civilian canteen in Changsha Bay. The cheapest porridge and a side dish cost only 4 yuan, and if there are vegetables or meat options, the dine-in meal costs 10 yuan for all you can eat.
The person in charge of the restaurant said that through a regional survey conducted by a non-profit organization, he found that as many as 3,000 households in sub-district families lived in a tenement house on both sides of a 140-meter street in the district. Choose according to your own situation.” In the future, we plan to extend the business hours to the evening market to benefit more people.
3,000 subdivided households live in tenements in more than 100 meters lane
"If you want soup and rice, you can eat a hot and sour potato shreds. If you want meat, you can pick a plate of mustard slices with bamboo meat, pork ribs in black bean sauce, or minced pork with marinated eggs, plus 2 mosquitoes for a loggerhead rice. , Put together what you have to say.” Ginkgo Pavilion, a social enterprise that has been promoting the employment of the elderly, has been looking for a suitable location to open a restaurant in the district after the expiration of the lease term in recent months. A shop on the ground officially opened the "Senior Canteen" from November to Saturday last Thursday (16th), launching meals for civilians targeting the grassroots.
Mak Minmei, CEO of Ginkgo Pavilion, said that she has been aware of the fact that there are many elderly people, subdivided households or grassroots professionals living in Changsha Bay. Simply heating food, the cost is limited to about 10 yuan, but there are still many residents who need to go out to eat, the most affordable meal costs 26 to 32 yuan, neither choice nor burden of living, so I plan to open a tailor-made for the grassroots The canteen of, and then learned through the agency that there are as many as 3,000 households living in Jianshan Lane, which is only 140 meters in length, and there are as many as 3,000 subdistrict families living in the tenement buildings on both sides. It also hired four senior citizens and a young employee to operate the cafeteria, providing the neighborhood with cheap and diversified food choices. The cafeteria has also become the most affordable social enterprise restaurant since the opening of the Ginkgo Museum in 2003.
The menu is different every day, featuring healthy home-cooked dishes
According to the daily menu, the price of each dish in the dining hall is different, but she emphasized that no matter the least expensive 5 yuan or the most expensive 38 yuan per dish, they will be treated the same, all without MSG, not heavy oil and salt. Food, to provide diners with a healthier choice, "Don’t think that the residents will be on the same side, so you can eat a box of siu-mei rice with 20 mosquitoes."
Since the opening of the "Qile Canteen" last week, labor workers in the neighborhood and nearby areas began to learn about the existence of the restaurant, and gradually came to patronize the restaurant. Mai Mai is confident that as the flow of people increases, different types of diners will patronize different combinations of food and dishes. Meals are balanced in the long-term. "Able diners can patronize 40 mosquitoes and a glutinous meal, and those with less income can choose 8 mosquitoes, a soup, and 5 mosquitoes, a soup and a dish. For the elderly, there are 4 mosquitoes, white porridge, and vegetables. Everyone can choose everything from food to food, choose according to their own circumstances, and live with dignity first."
Long-term establishment of neighborhood gatherings to strengthen mutual assistance among neighbors
In order to further fulfill her social responsibilities, Mai Mai rented a ji shop opposite the canteen as a multi-functional activity room. The meal market can be used as a temporary canteen. At the same time, it can also be loaned to non-profit organizations to hold activities. In the evening meeting, the organization invited more than a hundred neighborhoods to make noodles and make glutinous rice balls, and ordered more than 40 meals to share dinner, so as to strengthen the relationship between the neighborhood and build a neighborhood gathering spot.
Mai Mai expects that after the canteen is gradually upgraded and decorated and the business is stabilized, she will open a night market business in the short term, so that the migrant workers who return late will also have the right to choose food. The canteen will also distribute free food to registered diners at 4 p.m. The number of Fufans is about 120. Those who are interested in donating can visit the official website https://www.love.org.hk/ to order.
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