A handful of food banks and senior centers in San Francisco will soon be handing out some premium cuts of beef, thanks to a donation of 35,000 Waygu steaks – street value: $ 2 million – from Idaho’s Snake River Farms.
“A friend of a friend mentioned that there was this big steak donation going to be made in SF and they didn’t know who to give it to or how to handle it. Because I have many contacts with nonprofits and community organizations, it all came together, ”Kanishka Karunaratne Cheng, who put the donor in contact with the recipients, told ABC. She added that the generous donation of the expensive meat was “so random, so bizarre”.
“I said, ‘Are you sure? Are we really doing this? ‘It turns out yes we are! They showed up today and we are delivering them, ”she said.
Snake River Farms usually sells its Waygu to the high-end restaurants in San Francisco. However, with many restaurants closed due to the pandemic, they have decided to donate instead.
“At Snake River Farms we are a family business,” the company said in a statement. “From our ranchers to our sales partners, we are all together. We strongly believe that eating can bring comfort and healing in times of crisis. While we are hundreds of miles away, we care deeply about these restaurant workers, their families, and the affected communities in California who are having a tough time and want them to know how much they mean to us. “
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