Pingala Cafe is one of over 100 Vermont restaurants that have stepped up to support those impacted by COVID-19 through Vermont’s Everyone Eats program. They are providing upwards of 1,200 meals a week through charitable distribution and the digital voucher program.
At the start of the first lockdown, Pingala closed their cafe doors to dine-in and started looking for ways they could further adapt to stay afloat, or as Pingala Owner, Trevor Sullivan puts it- “the pandemic created a lot of space to be creative”.
Pingala lucked out that they were already well-positioned to start to-go only service as they are a fast casual eatery with a food-truck inspired menu. By joining Everyone Eats, Pingala has been able to live out their mission by making vegan food more accessible while still earning a steady stream of revenue. For them this has been a much-needed revenue source to make up for the lack of festivals and events this past summer in which Pingala had previously relied on.
Pingala is making a variety of vegan Everyone Eats meals ranging from Italian to Indian inspired. They have also been working hard to find ways to better mass-produce meals that are then sent out to Everyone Eats meal distribution sites.
Visit shiftmeals.org/everyoneeats to learn more about Everyone Eats, how you can sign up and support local restaurants like Pingala as they do work for the betterment of our community.