Detroit Stories Episode 16: ‘A Feast for Detroit’ (PODCAST)

Ederique Goudia is on a mission to rescue the lost food of Detroit and turn it into beautiful meals for the city’s food insecure population

(0:22) Ederique Goudia is a chef, activist, and parishioner at St. Augustine-St. Monica Parish with a deep love of the people and community in both the parish and the city of Detroit.

(4:16) We learn of the many organizations Ederique works with to help prevent food waste and feed the hungry, as well as how her love of food and gardening was fostered from childhood through time spent with her grandfather. 

(8:58) Ederique talks about her earliest experiences cooking and how food became a way to share love and build community in her southern Louisiana town. She mentions her childhood dreams of running a restaurant and the beauty she has found in the gardens of Detroit.

(12:59) We hear of the reality of food insecurity in the city of Detroit. Enter Make Food Not Waste — a nonprofit that rescues food that would otherwise have been wasted and creates beautiful, upcycled meals for the food insecure.

(15:52) Raphael Wright, Edrique’s friend, colleague, and fellow advocate in the fight against food insecurity, reflects on the impact Make Food Not Waste had during the pandemic — and especially during the holiday season.

(17:59) Make Food Not Waste finds great success, having prepared 5,000 meals during Thanksgiving and 6,000 meals during Christmas. The organization provides 90 families per week with meals they can be proud to put on their tables.

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Reporting by Casey McCorry; narration by Emily Mentock; production by Ron Panborn