Selfless act by Sonoman Sheana Davis
Weeks after Hurricane Sandy, I heard about an act of kindness, so sincere and meaningful, that it would be sad to not let the story be retold.
As many along the Eastern seaboard are still reeling from the devastation, some individuals and small business owners in California did whatever they could to support those in need.
One of these people is Sonoma’s own Sheana Davis, owner of the Epicurean Connection and manufacturer of Delice de la Valee cheese.
Just days after the hurricane struck, Ms. Davis waived all invoices for October for her cheese clients in and around New York: Murray’s Cheese Shop, Lucy’s Whey-Chelsea Market, Beecher’s NYC, Green Grape, Meat Hook, Park Slope Coop, Magia Prosciutto, Bedford Cheese, Roberta’s, Per Se, as well as her regional distributor, Food Matters Again, located in Brooklyn. All of these businesses, I found out, were forced to close for substantial amounts of time and suffered terrible losses due to their high fresh food inventory.
In a second act, as soon as refrigerated transport could be arranged, Ms. Davis and her daughter, Karina, sent a free shipment of 280 pounds of her Delice de la Valee cheese to Brooklyn for her various accounts to serve, sell or use to help raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Bravo to Ms. Davis, her daughter, Karina, and her staff for helping make a difference!