SEATTLE — When Gov. Jay Inslee ordered all restaurants to shut down or do take-out only, Musang restaurant owner and chef Melissa Miranda quickly found a way to help those who might be impacted.
Miranda and two of her team members spend their days whipping up gourmet entrees, only to give them away with no questions asked.
One day last week, they gave away more than 200 meals.
"A lot of people are asking why, how. So hopefully we can restore faith in people. We're out here looking out for each other," said Miranda.
Musang, which is located in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, is relying on food and cash donations to keep the community kitchen going. They also are accepting take-out containers and grocery bags.
Miranda feels this effort is like coming full circle. It was just a year ago when a kickstarter campaign to open her restaurant became fully funded thanks to community donations. So, she said giving back just feels natural.
During a recent appearance on Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson's show "No Passport Required", she shared her love for family and her community as they explored the Filipinx food scene in Seattle.
If you know someone experiencing food insecurity or if you would like to help keep the community kitchen going, you can donate non-perishable food to Musang or give a cash donation.