SWEET BASIL'S

COMMUNITY PLAN

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WHAT WE ARE DOING TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY

  • Feeding the Hungry​

    • Donating eligible food supplies to charities, shelters, food drives, and the community
    • The first Wednesday of every month, Sweet Basil gives away free entrees to families in need. If you or someone you know is in need of a hot meal, please email our program manager, Victoria, at sweetbasilmke@gmail.com. ​

  • Quarterly Donations to Causes & Charities​

    • Sweet Basil has donated to many charitable organizations since we've opened including the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Hunger Task Force, and more. 

    • We will continue to donate a portion of our sales to local charities and organizations as long as we can sustain it. 

    • Discounts on catering order for non-profit 

  • Locally Sourced Ingredients​

    • Whenever possible, we will choose locally sourced produce​, meats, and ingredients to support local vendors and reduce our carbon footprint. 

 

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO HELP THE PLANET

  • Eco-Friendly Disposables: At this moment, 91% of all our takeout containers and materials are either compostable, biodegradable or recyclable, including:

    • Our utensils

    • Sauce cups

    • Kraft takeout boxes

    • Clamshells

    • Banana leaves that line our containers

    • Bamboo chopsticks

    • Platter trays and lids

    • Soup containers

    • Napkins

    • Paper bags

    • Drink cups

  • Improve Our Energy Efficiency

    • Installation and utilization of a programmable thermostat

    • Start-up and shut-down schedules for equipment to reduce the energy drain of kitchen equipment

  • Greener Routine

    • Promoting reusable water bottles within our team and staff, eliminating the need for single-use water bottles​

    • Providing quality reusable masks within our team and staff, eliminating the waste associated with single-use masks

 

 

WHAT CUSTOMERS CAN DO TO HELP

Help us reduce waste and conserve resources by:
 

  • Letting us know if you need utensils and napkins or not - this is an easy way to help us reduce waste. If you are ordering by phone, just tell us. If you order online, there is an option you can add to your cart in the Extras category that will let us know you don't need any!

  • Let us know if you want us to omit anything you don't like from your entrees - If you don't like onions or aren't the biggest fan of bean sprouts, let us know when you order! We can leave out certain ingredients, that way - you can enjoy your meal without having to pick through it and we reduce wasted food!

  • Stay up to date on the programs we participate in so you can support. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram to stay in the loop. 

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