PODCAST: We're Open: Doing good in KC food biz during COVID-19 outbreak

Chew Diligence: Fermentation of a different kind
Posted at 8:01 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 21:01:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — With normal operations suspended, many people connected to the Kansas City food industry are finding new ways to serve their community.

From creating a resource mutually beneficial for customers and restaurateurs, to a distillery-turned-hand-sanitizer-factory, co-hosts Lindsay and Jill discuss the good coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic on the latest "Chew Diligence."

Danielle Lehman, host and creator of the "Open Belly" podcast, created Curbside KC, a website that allows KC-area residents to support local shops as they struggle to make money while closed to diners due to coronavirus fears.

Harvesters Chief Resource Officer Joanna Sebelien tells Lindsay and Jill about the nonprofit's actions and needs during this uncertain time in Kansas City.

Lucy Rieger of J. Rieger and Co. talks about how the company went from distillery to hand-sanitizer factory overnight, and the challenges that have come with it.