Golden Girl Sends Granola to Dark Monk Arts Equipment
Shirley, MA – Golden Girl Granola donated granola snack packs to hungry volunteers and staff at Dark Monk, a performing arts shop that has been converted into a face shield manufacturer during the COVID-19 pandemic. 4 cases of assorted snack packs were sent to Dark Monk as they produce face shields for hospitals across the northeast.
Dark Monk is a 1,500 square foot shop in Charlestown, Massachusetts known for their fire entertainment equipment. Owner Chad Bennett decided to help create personal protective equipment in the form of face shields as the need for this equipment became dire. Dubbed the Charlestown Face Shield Project, volunteers are producing thousands of face shields that are donated to hospitals in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and across the northeast.
When Dark Monk reached out to Golden Girl Granola, the wholesale bakery wanted to help. “Dark Monk called us and asked if we could donate granola for their volunteers. After hearing about the wonderful work they were doing, I didn’t think twice about sending our granola and support.” explains Deborah O’Kelly, owner of Golden Girl Granola.
The Charlestown Face Shield Project continues to make thousands of face shields as the hospital demand is still high. Since they are donating the equipment, there are costs that can be offset to help them continue production. They have a GoFundMe page where people can support the initiative.
“A month ago, Dark Monk was creating torches and wands. Now they’re creating life-saving equipment for our medical professionals and donating it to our community hospitals. They are an inspiration.” says Deborah.
About Golden Girl Granola:
Golden Girl Granola™ is a woman-led, family-owned wholesale bakery based in Shirley, Massachusetts that crafts the best-tasting artisan granola in New England. Golden Girl Granola uses a twice-baked and hand-stirred method using the finest all-natural ingredients to create a crunchy, wholesome and delicious taste. Products include loose granola offered in seven flavors and chewy granola bars. Golden Girl Granola offers the complete line nationwide for chain supermarkets, independent supermarkets, gourmet food stores, club stores and convenience stores.