Noreen Hiskey is the chef-owner of Inland Curry, a weekly pop-up based out of downtown’s Feast World Kitchen on Thursdays. A native of Pune, India, Hiskey has lived in Spokane for the past decade and is an active member of our local immigrant and culinary communities.
In recent weeks, Hiskey has been working with other local restaurants and business-owners to put together a fundraiser to help aid agencies in India as the Covid-19 pandemic surges across the country.
With generous donations from Black Straw Tea Bar & Kitchen, Chaps, Cochinito Taqueria, d’Bali Asian Bistro, Fery’s Catering, Indaba Coffee, Island Style Food Truck, K2Greens, Kope Woodcraft, Ladder Coffee Roasters, Lucky Lady Bread, Rind And Wheat, Three Birdies Bakery, Skewers Food Truck, Tea’s Company, and Tony Brown of Ruins, McRuins, Hunt & Stella’s, Inland Curry has put together two raffle packages to benefit Mission Oxygen. A partner of the United Way, Mission Oxygen is importing oxygen concentrators and supplying them to hospitals, nursing homes and local care facilities around Delhi and India’s National Capital Region. Tickets are available for $5 and two winners will be selected on Saturday, May 15.
In addition to the raffle, a portion of proceeds from Inland Curry’s sales on Thursday, May 13 will go to benefit Khaana Chahiye, a Mumbai-based non-profit that has provided over 4.5 million meals to those in need since it was founded in response to Covid-19. Normally Inland Curry allows diners to preorder meals for a Thursday pick-up, but this week Hiskey is instead opting for a special menu and inviting patrons to “Show Up For India” from 3PM-7PM instead. Making use of the new walk-up window and outdoor seating area at Feast, Hiskey will be offering an array of Indian street food and some of her Inland Curry favorites. Be sure to get there early as she’s sure to sell out!
photos by ari nordhagen