Chef Phil Jones serves special Mother’s Day dinner to families

Dressed in a cheerful, lime green chef’s coat, Phil Jones carefully sets out trays of freshly prepared salads, roast chicken and sides at COTS in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. The celebrated Detroit chef gently peels back the foil covering the dishes, unleashing warm aromas of coriander and turmeric into the air.

“This program means so much to me, because I know that a hand up is what a lot of folks need,” Jones says. “Coming from a matriarchal family, I truly believe that we need to support the women in our lives so much more than has been done.”

With help from the staff at his healthy meal delivery service, Farmacy Food, Jones worked all weekend to prepare a fresh Mother’s Day lunch for 70 women and children at COTS and Alternative for Girls in Detroit. COTS helps families overcome homelessness, while Alternative for Girls works with homeless and high-risk girls and young women.

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