Navi’s Catering Kitchen donates food to healthcare staff and first responders

by Luke Putvin

On March 17, workers from Navi’s Catering Kitchen, including Chef Navi Mudaliar and Sales Manager Ashley Hayes, brought free meals to members of the Edmonds Police Department. The night before, they delivered free meals to the emergency room at Swedish Edmonds, and the night of March 17 they delivered to the emergency room at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

“We want to turn around and think positively about the community,” said Mudaliar. “What’s going around right now… we want to make sure we are supporting our front-liners: the police, the fire department, the hospitals. We want to make sure that those people who are working 12 and 13 hours straight are fed. This is just a gesture to say thank you for doing this for us.”

“We’re all about community and community outreach, and this is a way to connect with the people around us, the people that can’t make it to the tastings so they can try the food. They know we appreciate them and think about them,” said Hayes. “Healthcare providers are pulling long days, and they’re some of the ones who could benefit most from a hot meal right now, along with the police.”

Though no eating is allowed inside restaurants with the current state of COVID-19 in the community, most restaurants still offer delivery and grab-and-go. Navi’s Catering Kitchen is still offering meal pickup; you can call in advance, pull up to the kitchen and they will come out and bring the food to you in your car. Meals are family style for four to six people.

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Luke Putvin

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts, and I majored in Creative Writing. I began working at the Lynnwood Times in April of 2019 when we released our first issue. To me, community newspapers help highlight things that don’t typically get highlighted by larger news sources. For me, I find this especially true about the arts, and I have a strong passion for the arts community and bringing information about it to the public.

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