Just a quick note about logistics:
I had wanted to bump up production to 500 burritos for the week of Feb. 2, but we’ll just be making the standard amount of around 350. Discretion is the better part of valor! To make 500 requires more ingredients, more refrigeration, more cooking, and more deliveries. All of that can be handled, but it takes time to put the pieces in place.
Wonderfully, three volunteers have already stepped forward to handle the additional deliveries: Henry will go to Whittier Heights Tiny House Village on 15th Ave. in Ballard, Gail will go to Licton Springs Tiny House Village on Aurora, and Sally will take a week’s supply of burritos to God’s Little Acre, a day center in Lake City run by the Seattle Mennonite Church. This is really marvelous, and marks a big step forward for our program!
I do have access to another full-size commercial refrigerator, so when the burritos are made, there is a place to put them. The beautiful new stove at the Greenwood Senior Center is capable of making all the necessary ingredients, but I need to recruit more regular help for the prep cooking on Thursday evenings (6-9 pm, email me if you’re interested).
And then there’s the ingredients. Buying ingredients for 350 burritos is already a major shopping trip, and to multiply that by 1.5 pushes it into a legitimately commercial-sized effort. I am thinking carefully about how to proceed in that direction, but it will take some days to figure out what’s up.
Thank you for your patience and support as we grow into being what we need to be!