As the hospitality industry struggles in the face of the pandemic, one Indianapolis hotel is finding a new purpose.

The Alexander Hotel says it will serve as a satellite kitchen for the hunger relief agency Second Helpings.

The hotelier says The Alexander’s food service team will prepare additional meals needed to feed those in need during the COVID-19 Crisis.

The Alexander, along with Indianapolis-based Buckingham Foundation, will provide 250 meals to senior citizens at Fletcher Place three days a week.

“We wanted to find a tangible and meaningful way to support the community right now, and we are honored to do our part in Second Helpings’ initiative to serve the hungry in Indianapolis,” said Theresa Rhodes, executive director of Buckingham Foundation. “It’s exciting to see the creativity between business and service agencies right now.”

Second Helpings’ Satellite Kitchens are leveraging the unused capacity in the local hospitality industry to provide prepared, eat-at-home meals for homebound low-income seniors and families who are struggling.

The organizations expect to expand their capacity.