Silvana Meats helps Project Homeless Connect feed 1200
EVERETT — For Silvana Meats, a small specialty meats store based in Silvana, helping the community comes naturally. According to its employees, Silvana Meats donates to quite a few groups including schools, soccer and baseball teams.
Their contribution of 40 pounds of link sausage and 40 pounds of chicken breasts helped Project Homeless Connect serve 1,200 meals at a day-long event, providing a full range of direct services to individuals and families.
Participants had their choice of soup or salad, and chicken or sausage, to go with the pasta, bread and sautéed vegetables, and coffee, water or juice. Double DD Meats, Campbell StockPot and Cactus Restaurant also made significant contributions of food.
For Chalanda and her 8-year-old son, Alasan, that Thursday's event at Cascade High School was the first time they were able to get a housing voucher. According to Chalanda, it will "give me an opportunity to get back to work." She asked organizers to "please keep helping people," and added, "I am just so thankful."