Amid pandemic, Germantown brewery now Kidz Meals on Wheels hub

Shara Dae Howard
May 25, 2020 - 6:15 pm

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)  A Philadelphia brewery is partnering with a community chef and a state representative to feed neighborhood kids during the pandemic. 

“As the coronavirus was spreading, we were approached by chef Ariq Barrett asking to use our taproom as a hub for his initiative, Kidz Meals on Wheels,” explained Laura Lacy.

Lacy and her husband Tod recently opened Attic Brewing Company in Germantown, and within just months of opening , the pandemic hit.

When they were given a chance to step up, the Lacys didn’t blink an eye.

“We immediately said yes, and on March 15, with about 40 volunteers, we prepped and delivered over 180 lunches,” she said. 

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With the help of State Rep. Bernard Williams, other local organizations and food donations through social media, she says a simple initiative quickly became a movement.

“We’ve continued to partner for the past nine weeks, taking what started as an initiative into a full fledged 501(c)(3),” she said. 

The Lacys say they’re looking forward to the day when things return to normal, but until then, they will serve their community.