Skip A Side
A Sustainable Private/Non-Profit Solution to Hunger
No one can thrive when they’re hungry. Dreams die in the heart of an unfed child. Right now, hunger is a reality in your neighborhood that can and should be alleviated. Skip A Side is an effective strategy that finally gets it done.
Anthony and Sherrye Coggiola have made incredible progress developing and implementing Skip A Side at The Cantina, their triple bottom line focused restaurant right outside the gates of The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Here’s how it works. At The Cantina each entree comes with two side dishes that can be “skipped” by the guest. When taking an order, the serving staff simply asks, “Do you wish to ‘skip a side’ and be nice with your rice?” The Cantina then donates the $2 retail value to Manna Food Bank, Asheville’s local food bank. With each side dish skipped, Manna provides seven meals.
So far, The Cantina has provided over 200,000 meals in an eight county area of North Carolina. That is one meal for every person who requested assistance last year.
The best news is that Skip A Side is easy to replicate in any restaurant. Together, we have the power to feed people everywhere – especially people close to you. Let us show you how we can customize and implement this powerful program in your community.