Erin White has delivered 50 boxed chicken kabobs, couscous salad, and cornbread lunches to hospital workers at Inova Alexandria Hospital on Nov. 17. She says the hospitals are suddenly busy again with COVID patients, and the workers are so glad to be recognized and to have a good meal. Erin and her husband Bobby White, who live in Del Ray, own Mindy’s, a catering company based in D.C. in the Palisades.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “Mindy’s delivers about 100 dinners a week and has the capacity to almost double it. They were preparing to deliver about 100 Thanksgiving dinners in one day. “We have never catered Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners in 20 years because that three week was always so huge for us with holiday parties.” Now this year those holiday parties are not taking place, and Mindy’s is overwhelmed by Thanksgiving orders. Erin says she thinks things have changed with people not traveling this year due to the pandemic.”
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “Each week offers several appetizer choices such as interesting and inventive mixed salads, dips and soups; main courses including a beef, a fish as well as a vegetarian main course and a choice of two side dishes. A dessert such as s’more bars, magic bars, or chocolate-covered macaroons from Maribeth’s Bakery in Alexandria is also included. “Maribeth’s is in the same shape we are and continues to do wholesale for people who need it. Vendor partners are super important.” She said that it’s been amazing, the community support for local restaurants in Alexandria and Arlington.”