Local restaurants offering free meals to industry workers displaced by coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 8:57 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 21:02:14-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The coronavirus pandemic is a global issue, and it's also had an effect here in Hampton Roads. If you're out of work and in need of a hot meal, a group of local restaurants is here to help.

Five Norfolk restaurants have banded together to provide free, hot meals for industry workers who have been displaced during this crisis.

The following restaurants will be giving out free meals on the following days:

Saturday, March 21

Crudo Nudo - 727 W. 21st Street, Norfolk, Va. 23517

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Menu: Boxed dinner that includes baked pasta, salad and a cookie.

Crudo Nudo Chef and Owner Eric Nelson says they will continue to cook a free meal "every Saturday till all this craziness settles." Nelson also says all proceeds collected will be given directly to his staff, who are otherwise missing out on regular funds.

Sunday, March 22

CODEX - 820 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23517

Monday, March 23

80/20 Burger Bar - 123 W. 21st St., Norfolk, Va. 23517

Nelson says 80/20 Burger Bar has committed to the donation meal on Mondays.

Tuesday, March 24

Redwood Smoke Shack - 2001 Manteo St., Norfolk, Va. 23517

Wednesday, March 25

The Public House - 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23517

Menu details and meal times will be available via each restaurant's social media platforms.

If you're interested in donating or volunteering, you can reach out to one of the restaurants above.

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