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As Restaurants Close In the Wake of Coronavirus, A Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Asks for Perishables

Provisions Restaurant will take the food and turn it into takeaway meals

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Provisions will be handing out free, packed meals to go
Provisions Restaurant [Official]

As Twin Cities restaurants make difficult decisions about what to do about their businesses in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are perishable goods that are sitting in coolers across the Twin Cities. Provisions, a pay-what-you-can model restaurant has offered to take excess product and turn it into free meals that will be available to take away from the South Minneapolis restaurant.

Provisions first opened in the fall of 2019 at 2940 Harriet Avenue in Minneapolis, serving fresh American fare and allowing people to pay as much, or as little as their situation allowed.

For those that would like to donate to the cause, Provisions has a button to do so on its website.

In a wider suggestion for helping Twin Cities restaurants, may of whom operate on thin margins, people are suggesting purchasing gift cards to be used after these troubling times pass.

The novel coronavirus pandemic hit the Twin Cities swiftly over the weekend, with restaurant first staggering tables to keep people at a distance, to switching to curbside delivers, and some closing completely. It’s a pattern that’s emerging across the country as America’s restaurant industry responds to the fast spreading disease.

For guidelines on how to stop the spread of the coronavirus, check out the CDC website and the official Minnesota Department of Health website.