Photojournal: Seattle Community Kitchen Collective

After Gov. Inslee closes or restricts all restaurants and cafes, some eateries transform themselves into community kitchens to offer free food to those in need, no questions asked. In South Seattle, a grassroots POC-led group of restaurant owners and chefs band together to feed the South End. They call themselves the Seattle Community Kitchen Collective. The Collective includes MusangFeed The PeopleThat Brown Girl CooksXpat Supper Club, and Guerilla Pizza Kitchen. It also has close ties with Hood Famous Bakeshop and Sugar Hill. Shot for the South Seattle Emerald.

Chef Melissa Miranda brings out free meals to a community member waiting curbside. Her Filipino restaurant, Musang, was the first to turn into a community kitchen.
Clockwise left to right: Melissa Miranda (Musang owner), Jonnah Ayala, Cameron Hanin (Guerrilla Kitchen), Sheena Eliz, and Jason Stratton
Chef Tarik Abdullah of Feed the People jokes as he gives free meals to a mother and child waiting curbside.

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