Pasadena Food Hug Bolsters Minority-Owned Restaurants

Photo courtesy Muse family
City of Pasadena sanitation workers were able to enjoy lunch through donations made to Pasadena Food Hug, a nonprofit organization that local resident Trisha Muse (second from right) helped launch to benefit front-line employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trisha Muse’s vision for Pasadena Food Hug, which she founded and launched in August with the Latino Restaurant Association, was to deliver comfort and hope to those on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 and help local Black- and Latino-owned eateries survive the pandemic.
Thanks to caring donors and foundations, the effort surpassed its original fundraising goal of $30,000 and raised more than $62,000.
Since the summer, Muse and volunteers have delivered nearly 3,800 meals to first responders and essential workers in more than 30 industries including health care, utilities, grocery and retail, senior living/nursing homes and nonprofit organizations. She hopes to raise at least an additional $10,000 to enable the program to continue to support the restaurants and workers through the winter surge.

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