Over the past week, Cynthia Hogan has collaborated with Gavin Fine of Fine Dining Restaurant Group to launch Quarantine Cuisine. Starting Wednesday, April 15, Quarantine Cuisine will deliver meals and groceries to individuals in mandatory or self-imposed quarantine due to confirmed exposure to COVID-19.
Cynthia Hogan, the founder of Quarantine Cuisine, says that she realized the need thanks to the ongoing COVID Food Insecurity Calls. The calls bring together all the organizations with clients in need of meals and that revealed that a number of the existing non-profits were already stretched thin.
She says, “Residents across Teton County don’t have enough groceries—and need access to comforting, hot meals delivered to their quarantine location.” Sometimes that location is their home, sometimes that has to be a hotel room to ensure the health and safety of their families.
When Teton County Public Health notifies individuals about mandatory quarantine, they will also notify them about Quarantine Cuisine. Individuals who are under self-imposed quarantine due to chronic disease or other health concerns are also welcomed. Customers can get on-line at JHfoodhelp.com and fill in a short intake form to place orders for prepared meals or bags of groceries. Payment is offered on a sliding scale: customers can pay in full or make a contribution according to what they can comfortably afford. Payments and metrics will be handled by Fine Dining. Funds will go back into Quarantine Cuisine to pay for staff time, food preparation, deliveries, and groceries. The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole provided a grant to launch the program, and The Whole Quarantine provided funds to support Fine Dining’s workforce as they work on Quarantine Cuisine.
To apply for Quarantine Cuisine, please click here.
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