Initial Days of Programs Net 450+ Free Meals 
WHO: Manayunk RestaurateursBrendan McGrew of Bourbon Blue Antonio Presta, owner of Craft Manayunk Sean Coyle of The Goat’s BeardJoe Keough of The Manayunk Tavern  Winnie Clowry of Winnie’s Manayunk 
WHY: The entrepreneurs in Manayunk’s hospitality community have a tradition of caring for their community. Many of Manayunk’s restaurants remain open for take out and delivery, and are now working together to alleviate stress for their community members, and spread a bit of joy.
WHAT: Two programs in Manayunk allow customers and restaurateurs to work together to give back:Brendan McGrew, owner of Bourbon Blue, has built a team to respond to the Hospital Heroes Food Drive, with support from The Goat’s Beard, The Manayunk Tavern and Winnie’s Manayunk. The program began with Bourbon Blue making 50 meals of their signature jambalaya and cornbread, which were delivered by Hospital Heroes to Thomas Jefferson Hospital. So far this week, Manayunk restaurants will provide more than 200 meals directly to Penn Medicine, ManorCare in Yeadon and Huntingdon, Delco Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, with more deliveries to follow.Antonio Presta, owner of Craft Manayunk, has partnered with Beam Suntory to provide 250 free dinners to colleagues in the hospitality industry who have recently lost their jobs. Meals include penne puttanesca: penne, capers, kalamata olives, marinara or chicken & rice:  chicken breast, carrots, tomato, onion, arborio rice.
Bourbon Blue
2 Rector Street, 215.508.3360
Craft Manayunk
4141 Main Street, 215-508-0336
The Goat’s Beard
4201 Main Street, 267.323.2495
The Manayunk Tavern
4247 Main Street, 267.335.2121
Winnie’s Manayunk
4266 Main Street, 215.487.2663
HOW: For the Hospital for Heroes Program, every $20 spent at the participating restaurants, on every order (any combination of items including meals, beer, cocktail mixes and merchandise) donates one meal to a Hospital Hero. 
Email to reserve your spot by Monday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. to redeem the free meal from Craft Manayunk. Please include the name of the restaurant/bar and your name and former position.  Participants will pick up their meals at Craft on Thursday, April 16 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.    
WHEN: The program is ongoing, and will grow daily.
The Manayunk community is comprised almost entirely of independent small businesses. Many of the entrepreneurs also live in the Manayunk area. Manayunk is officially part of the City and County of Philadelphia, and is just a few steps across the bridge away from Montgomery County. Named a National Historic District in 1983 and a Classic Town by The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in 2007, Manayunk is centrally located just 15 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Chestnut Hill, and The Main Line. Nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal and Tow Path, the commercial district is lined with renovated Victorian storefronts and mill buildings provides an urban experience with small town charm, while still officially a part of the City of Philadelphia.
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Media Contact: Corie Moskow, 215.518.5526

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