Residents of Northside in Chapel Hill received hot meals on Good Friday, thanks to a collaboration between Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe’ and the Jackson Center.
Red bliss potato gratin, soufflé sweet potatoes, broccoli casserole, Easter ham, and just-baked buttermilk biscuits were menu highlights. “The really amazing thing about this partnership is that it is aimed to support elders across the community and to support one of the most incredible local restaurants we have in Vimala’s,” says Hudson Vaughan, director of the Jackson Center, which purchases a certain number of meals each week (120 on Good Friday), made possible by generous donations to both Vimala’s and the Jackson Center.
100 quarts of khichdi (rice and lentil dish) from by Vimala’s Café was distributed among other efforts of the Refugee Support Center
When we delivered to the Hillsborough Campus and Tracy met me at the loading dock to pick up meals. He told me he hates masks because he cant see the smile on people faces and he can’t smile back. Tracy is a hero. His attitude and servant heart made my day. I can’t wait til I get to see Tracy again- without a mask, so I can shake his hand, and say ‘Thank You.’ What the North Carolina Healthcare Association Feeding the Soul Campaign is doing is changing lives.