Woodard Teams Up with Local Restaurateurs

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In an effort to help one million people get back to their lives, Woodard helped HOSCO Foods and NICHE Food Group provide free meals for kids and families in need.

The North Sarah Food Hub is a project of HOSCO Foods. The North Sarah Food Hub is a project of HOSCO Foods, a non-profit organization focused on growing and distributing healthy foods into communities. During this time of crisis, HOSCO Foods teamed up with NICHE Food Group with an idea on how to better serve those in need of food such as St. Louis Public School students and low-income seniors.

HOSCO Foods and NICHE Food Group quickly realized they needed a large, commercial size kitchen that was properly cleaned and disinfected in order to prepare the food. They reached out to Woodard for some help. After talking with the group and learning about their goal, Woodard performed a complimentary cleaning of a brand new commercial kitchen. Ensuring that the kitchen was properly cleaned and sanitized the two organizations could get working.

Today the kitchen is able to prepare lunches for St. Louis Public School students as well as box dinners for low-income seniors in the St. Louis area. Together, Woodard, HOSCO Foods, and NICHE Food Group are able to help the community one meal at a time.


HOSCO Foods’ mission is to increase the economic viability of the careers in the local food system, creating careers around culinary arts, food aggregation and distribution, ultimately improving the quality of the people within the community. Their vision is to create a community-operated commercial vegetable and fish farm with a strong Farm-to-Fork program by incorporating local, sustainably grown food sources, combined with local job training and entrepreneurship programs.

NICHE Food Groups

Niche Food Group is based in St. Louis, Missouri and owned by executive chef Gerard Craft. As a Food & Wine Best New Chef, Food & Wine Innovator of the Year, 2015 James Beard Foundation Award-winning Best Chef: Midwest, and Inc. Magazine Star Entrepreneur, Chef Craft has been a pioneer for the Midwest dining scene.


About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Today, the company is run by 3rd generation, Justin Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.

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