Intro from Vice President of Jessica Werner, Vice President of Feasibility, New Business & Transitions
To me, Labor Day symbolizes more than one idea. Literally, it honors the contributions that workers have made to our country, its progress and its prosperity. Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of summer –the return to school for kids and a glimpse into fall.
This year, however, as the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma took their toll, Labor Day gained a new meaning for me. Pizzas were delivered by boat, water was canned instead of beer and the food industry and individuals, nonprofits and companies rallied together to help, selflessly giving and working tirelessly to help those that lost everything. The disaster brought out the best in many.
I am proud that, as an organization, Sage Restaurant Group has committed to raising money through our Hungry to Help program in September for the Houston Food Bank and for Americares in October. Please consider donating or supporting another organization committing to feeding and helping those affected by the disasters.
As children wrap up the summer and return to school for the year, I have thought deeply about the many food insecure children in Colorado and throughout the country, many who rely on school breakfast and lunch programs or start their day without a balanced meal. I am a member of the Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry leadership council, helping to move forward the mission to end childhood hunger in America. To learn more about the work that Share Our Strength does in Colorado, please visit their site or engage with me directly.
I am honored to work for and serve alongside Sage Restaurant Group’s and Share Our Strength’s ambassadors who know the importance of connecting people and food. Virgina Woolf once said “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” and I wholeheartedly agree, no matter the circumstance or the individual.
Vice President of Feasibility, New Business & Transitions