Turning lives around one plate at a time.
That should be the motto of St. John's Shelter for Women and Children, the nonprofit that opened its second restaurant two weeks ago designed to provide on-the-job training skills for homeless moms. The new spot, Plates2Go, celebrates its official launch today as a sister restaurant to the already successful Plates Café. St. John's church donated the L Street space.
The grand opening starts today at 11:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting at 12:15 p.m.
Plates2Go is managed by graduates of St. John's and staffed by women currently in the program.
On the menu? Meals made with local ingredients, house-made sauces and sustainable packaging. Currently six salads and five sandwiches are on offer, including a brie and ham sandwich with apricot chutney and grilled chicken breast with pesto on focaccia. Prices run in the $6 to $8 range and orders can be placed online at www.plates2go.org.
Plates2Go: 1725 L St., Sacramento. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call The Bee's Janelle Bitker, (916) 321-1027. Follow her in Twitter @JanelleBitker.
Editor's note: This story was changed Aug. 15 to correct that the nonprofit opened its second restaurant two weeks ago.