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Restaurants find creative ways to continue to serve community


CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (KION) Businesses on the Monterey Peninsula are finding new ways to continue to serve the community and keep their doors open.

Cultura in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Cult Taco in Monterey are sending a little piece of their restaurant to homes in Monterey County.

While customers can't enjoy a sit down meal inside the restaurant, volunteers are packing boxes full of everything you need for a meal at home.

Subscribers to the 'Cultura Cares Meal Program' receive four boxes throughout the month. Volunteers drop them off on customers' doorsteps every week.

"It's our number one motivation to do whatever it takes to financially keep both our businesses afloat, so we have a place for our staff to come back to at the end of this," said co-owner of Cultura and Cult Taco, Sarah Kabat-Marcy.

Cultura and Cult Taco started the 'Cultura Cares Meal Program' one month ago. Kabat-Marcy said they plan to continue the service while adjusting to changing times.

The restaurants furloughed a number of employees after closing their doors in March. Every box sold helps supply their unemployed staff with essentials.

Cultura and Cult Taco are also accommodating to-go orders.

Coronavirus / Monterey County / News
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Megan Meier

Megan Meier is a multi-media journalist at KION News Channel 5/46.


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