Every few weeks, Charlie and Ruth Jones invite 40- 70 people into their South Elm Street home, across from Mellow Mushroom. Their mission is to nurture the soul and to bring diverse groups of people together, all centered around fabulous ethnic cooking. Since 2008, Charlie and Ruth have been committed to these community dinners that bring people together from all walks of life.
While Charlie and Ruth are fabulous hosts, cooks, and entertainers (actors by trade), they admit they have not been the best businessmen. For one thing, they never turn anyone away, just because they cannot pay for their meal. Many a meal gets underwritten by this dynamic duo. Nine years of generosity has resulted in financial concerns for their mission. They now have a GO FUND ME page. If you want to support a project that has the been transforming the way Greensboro eats out, please donate here. Your donation will help save this great project. Do you belong to a religious, civic, or social group? Consider making a donation from your group. If you know of a grant their project would be eligible for, please send a message their way. Learn more about City 616, here. The photo, with Charlie in the white shirt clapping and surrounded by guests, reminds us of how connected we felt to the community for the 3 1/2 hours we were their guests.
...On an unrelated note, if our dear friend Ginny S. is reading today, we want to wish her a happy birthday.