A new pop-up concept is looking to help people experiencing food insecurity.
Roman street food-inspired outfit Fonte Cucina will begin holding pop-ups in June, according to founder and CEO Anthony Granitsas.
But buying a meal means you’re feeding more than just yourself: Fonte Cucina’s “buy one, give one model” means that purchasing a meal will provide four meals worth of food to food bank partners across the city.
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Fonte has a Indiegogo campaign underway, with a goal of $15,000. Granitsas said the campaign will help fund the pop-ups, as well as meal donations.
“Establishing a brick-and-mortar location will be reliant on the success of the pop-ups, and we are hoping to establish it in the next calendar year,” Granitsas said. “While this is our long-term goal, we are happy to serve our community through pop-ups until we get there.”
Fonte’s menu was established with assistance from the Mid-Ohio Food Collective. It features antipasti options, such as Capponata (cannellini hummus, roasted peppers, eggplant, golden raisins, and pine nuts) and Polpette (fresh whipped ricotta, pomodoro sauce, and classic-style meatballs).
There’s also a host of options featuring bread, such as the Marsala Nuovo (lamb, marsala sauce, and a sauteed mushroom mix) and Fooccia Alfredo (chicken, garlic alfredo, roasted peppers, and parmesan cheese).
You can also build your own meals, choosing from proteins including chicken, lamb, shrimp, and meatballs, and sauces such as marsala, alfredo, pomodoro, and carbonara.