Monday, October 12, 2009

Mistake sends 700 gourmet meals to soup kitchen

A mix-up over dates ended up sending 700 gourmet meals intended for the Presidents Cup golf tournament to a San Francisco soup kitchen.

It started Wednesday morning, when city event coordinator Martha Cohen tried to find out what smelled so good at one of the tournament tents. Lunch, the caterer told her. But the golf event wasn't scheduled to start until the following day. Someone had mixed up the dates.

So Cohen called St. Anthony's Foundation, in the Tenderloin, and by noon, the homeless were feasting on a menu that included parmesan crusted cod with linguini, carved mesquite-smoked beef brisket, parsley buttered potatoes, Caesar salad and shrimp pasta salad.

Read the San Francisco Chronicle report here.


At 10:46 AM, Blogger Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida said...

What an interesting story! Always a pleasure to hear when mistakes are enabled to turn into a wonderful benefit for our community.


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