Since reopening April 20, MIXT Scottsdale has been delivering over 100 meals a week to Valley first responders at Mayo Clinic, HonorHealth, local fire stations and other frontline workers.
These efforts are part of its First in Line program where restaurant patrons and MIXT team to provide meals to frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.
MIXT is also donating meals to the Joy Bus Foundation, which brings meals to homebound cancer patients in the Valley. MIXT Scottsdale is based out of the Scottsdale Quarter
With its reopening brings a new community based initiative to give back to those fighting on the frontlines during the current global health crisis, according to a press release.
The First in Line program allows for the restaurant to partner with guests to serve meals to healthcare workers. Restaurant patrons can prepurchase a meal to donate to a first responder.
The restaurant also partners with local health facilities to maximize the amount of meals delivered and delivering meals so healthcare workers don’t have to wait in line.
“It’s no secret that all restaurants have taken a hit during this time of uncertainty, but we still want to do our part to ensure everyone has easy access to healthy meals during a time where health and wellness is of utmost importance,” MIXT CEO Leslie Silverglide said in a prepared statement. “Our mission is to bring better eating to everyone, so it’s our job to step-up especially in this time of need.”
MIXT initially opened its doors in March and quickly had to close as businesses began to shutdown as a way to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Ms. Silverglide said her business prides itself on breaking the norm of traditional takeout and home cooking.
“Many of us are comfort-eating, and even when we do have the best intentions, it’s not always easy to find your normal go-tos nowadays, but there’s tremendous value in nourishing your body and mind and boosting your immune system,” she said.
“It can not only make you feel healthier but also elevate your spirits which is something we can all really benefit from--especially now.”