Come down to Bar Marco for School Lunch & Swanky Cocktails
Bar Marco (2216 Penn Ave. Strip District) is featuring school lunches(!) for their Feb 25 No Menu Monday. No Menu Mondays are Bar Marco’s way to feature new and upcoming chefs, foster innovative collaborations, and support Pittsburgh-based nonprofits. On February 25th, they are featuring Springboard Kitchens and Environmental Charter School at Frick Park—who are, together, reinventing school lunch. Tod Shoenberger from Springboard and Kelsey Weisgerber from ECS will present a mix of offerings from the lunch menus served at the school. The proceeds from the evening will go to support nutrition education programming at ECS. The event runs from 5-10pm (ish). Stop down and see for yourself how good school lunches can be. Once you see what is possible, you’ll wonder why more schools don’t feed their kids this well.
Springboard Kitchens is a nonprofit food service company providing from-scratch, healthy meal services to schools and other nonprofits, as well as higher-end catering and event services. Springboard also trains people with barriers to employment for jobs in food service, and rescues end-of-shelf-life fresh produce for use in from-scratch meals for vulnerable and food-insecure people throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The Environmental Charter School at Frick Park, serving K-7, is the first environmentally-themed public school in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Through the efforts of ECS’s food service director, Kelsey Weisgerber, and Springboard Kitchens’ school lunch chefs, lunches at ECS are not the usual fare!