One Year and over 500,000 meals served
Step Up to the Plate is a program that was created in response to the extreme crisis of hunger that accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic, disproportionately affecting Philadelphia’s most vulnerable. Since April 16, 2020, Catering By Design has been a part of this amazing program. Through a coordinated effort between nonprofits who work with vulnerable populations, city management, philanthropic leaders, and restaurant and catering partners, this program is now a central part of the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to address housing and food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.
On the one year anniversary of the first meal we dropped off down in City Hall, Philadelphia, we can’t help but reflect on the generosity of spirit we have witnessed this year. Thousands of people came together including our amazing staff, who worked tirelessly during a very scary and uncertain time. As we navigated the event planning industry, Step Up To The Plate was a constant that helped us keep the lights and burners on at CBD. Thank you to everyone involved. To learn more about how you can help, please visit stepupphilly.org.