Stroll-On’s trip kitchen feeds Orlando’s employees on depart
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is bringing pop-up Furlough Kitchen to Orlando with the goal of providing over 1,000 free meals to employees on leave.
Orlando has been hard hit by vacations and layoffs forced by the global pandemic, but it’s primarily a community that comes together to help their own. Walk-On Sports Bistreaux has announced that it will bring its mobile restaurant to Orlando on November 4th and offer 1,000 free meals to area employees on leave from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at one (1) free meal per person.
It doesn’t matter who former workers were employed by. This isn’t just a theme park staff event. Any former employee in need can get a free meal of fresh ingredients at 8151 International Drive via the roadside pickup where Walk-On’s Furlough Kitchen mobile restaurant is located.
Franchisee Joe Foranoce says, “The pandemic continues to take a toll on companies, which means more companies are forced to take employees off. Community support has always been very important to us and we have neighbors who need our help. That’s why we’re bringing Furlough Kitchen from Walk-On’s to Orlando. We will continue to do everything we can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on Orlando. “
But they need community help. Game On Foundation, the originating foundation for Walk-On’s Furlough Kitchen, is soliciting donations to help fund these meals. Those who can help can donate to the Game On Foundation. All proceeds go directly to the employees on leave with meals and support.
Walk On’s’s original concept for Furlough Kitchen’s not-for-profit began in Baton Rouge and expanded to other communities. Originally, the Game On Foundation “walk-ons” focused on helping young athletes and facilities, but the need for support for employees who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 is a priority and the foundation has shifted to that Provision of free meals. From March to May 2020, they served more than 100,000 meals across the country to laid-off workers affected at the start of the pandemic.
Walk-On COO and President Scott Taylor said, “At Walk-On’s, we are deeply committed to the well-being of every ward we serve. That’s why it’s our mission to bring Furlough Kitchen by Walk-On’s to all of our markets. Our focus is on helping our communities in these unprecedented times and we couldn’t be more proud of this movement. “
Depending on the size of the donation, Furlough Kitchen may add additional Orlando dates. For updates, visit FurloughKitchen.org.