We received an incredibly generous gift this week, a $50,000 contribution from Wicked Weed Brewing for the Downtown Welcome Table! Pictured here is Rick Guthy, co-founder of Wicked Weed Brewing, presenting the gift.

“One thing I appreciate about the Downtown Welcome Table,” Rick says, “Is how much you all do with so little.” He is referring to the high quality-to-cost ratio that is made possible by the generosity of many contributors including restaurants, retailers, distributors and local growers. The value of our plate using a USDA food scale is $22.50; the cost of our plate is only $1.76. “Mostly though,” Rick offered, “It’s the heartfelt effort to care for those with the greatest need that compels me to support Welcome Table.”

Wicked Weed Brewing is embodying that same spirit of compassionate care through local philanthropy. Besides this generous gift to the Downtown Welcome Table they are sharing their abundance with Pisgah Legal Services, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Eblen Charities, YMCA of WNC and many other great organizations. None of this is new, of course. Wicked Weed and the Guthy family have been partnering with local organizations for decades, helping to make Asheville a place where all of its residents can thrive. Thank you!!