BEST food philanthropy: Maize kids lunches and Siam Terrace free face masks with orders
One amazing thing to come out of this year is the response some have chosen. Like Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” Maize was quick to respond to the pandemic by offering free lunches for kids as early as March 16th. And these lunches were not just some boxed foods; Maize served up the kids’ choice of either tortas or quesadilla plus rice, beans, and juice when families needed it the most, and they have continued to be a great neighbor in Champaign to other local restaurants. Siam Terrace started giving out masks in May for free to customers with their orders. Available in adult and kids sizes, these masks are good quality — so good that the Siam Terrace owners ordered for these their staff but also wanted to share with the C-U community. If you need a mask, Siam Terrace is still offering them for free for customers who request them with their carryout order. (Alyssa Buckley)
Top image by Alyssa Buckley.