Once again, a community’s goodness emerges in the midst of the life-changing Coronavirus crisis, in ways large and small. And sometimes large and small are the same thing.
In an announcement Thursday, Pasadena’s Noor reported that they will be providing “nutrient-dense, immune-boosting” soups to the community and to out-of-work employees at no cost.
As Robert Shahnazarian, Jr. president of Noor, said in a statement, “It has become abundantly clear that we are in the midst of a major global emergency, and each of us needs to take every precaution to stay home as much as possible. However, we feel it is our duty to use our resources to help provide the community with nourishment.”
Shahnazarian continued, With a commercial kitchen, talented chefs and access to a food supply chain, sitting on the sidelines and waiting for this crisis to end is not an option for us. Soup is a transformative food you can actually feel as it sustains you and provides an easy way to eat nutrition.”
The Noor kitchen staff will be provided with N95 face safety masks along with disposable safety gloves, said Shahnazarian. The kitchen has also been equipped with a HEPA Air Purifier system, using medical grade filtration, he said
The soup will be served refrigerated and packaged in 32oz containers with pre-wrapped utensils, beginning Friday, March 27.
Soups will be available for pick-up in front of NOOR’s Sofia Ballroom each Friday between 3:00pm-5:00pm.
“We will continue to provide this service to the community until we have flattened the curve and can all safely return to work,” said Shahnazarian.