November 27, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – The work crew was in the kitchen at Precinct Tap & Table in Germantown early on Thanksgiving morning preparing meals for senior citizens who were shut in for the holiday.
The effort was a partnership inspired by chef Jodi Janisse-Kanzenbach and Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County.
“Even though, as a restaurant, these are difficult times I need to keep my employees busy,” said Janisse-Kanzenbach.
With hair pulled back in her trademark bandana, chef Jodi hefted a steaming wedge-shaped straining basket of fresh green beans out of a boiling pot of water and sous chef Kyle Pett sliced through a tray of browned sage dinner rolls.
“We’re making 41 meals with breaded pork cutlet, gravy, poached pear salad and pie and volunteers from Interfaith Caregivers are delivering them to seniors,” she said. “We were going to reach out to the public to ask them to help sponsor but our neighbor Gehl Foods picked up the tab for all the meals.”
Sarah Spaulding is on the board of directors at Interfaith and she brought her two boys along to help deliver meals to four families in Colgate. “As we were leaving the house my mother in law was in tears because she was so happy we were giving back,” she said. “This is a great feeling all around and it is what Thanksgiving is all about.”
The Precinct’s partnership with Interfaith was also featured on Fox 6. Click HERE to watch
This isn’t the final effort to give back as the Precinct is partnering again with Interfaith in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Janisse-Kanzenbach said she is hoping the community gets involved.
“We are doing a 12 Days of Christmas program,” said Janisse-Kanzenbach. “We are accepting donations so we can provide 15 meals per day for senior citizens in Washington County.”
The minimum donation is $20 per meal with a goal of raising $3,600 by mid-December.
Contact the Precinct to take part; call 262-415-5680 or click HERE for more information.