215 People’s Alliance and South Philly Barbacoa launch the People’s Kitchen


This week, 215 People’s Alliance started a food security and employment survival project called the People’s Kitchen in collaboration with the popular restaurant South Philly Barbacoa and with support from World Central Kitchen. Each day, Monday through Friday, different chefs from local restaurants, who otherwise would be unemployed, cook in South Philly Barbacoa’s kitchen 250 wholesome, culturally diverse meals, such as jerk chicken and chicken tikka masala. These meals are then either delivered to or picked up at the restaurant by families and neighbors, including many in the undocumented community. To help with distributing the meals, 215PA has partnered with Church of the Redeemer Baptist Church in Point Breeze, Puentas de Salud, UNITE HERE Philadelphia, and the Domestic Workers Alliance.