Ready Response Meals & Southern Way Catering to Deliver Meals to Essential Workers


Award-winning catering company responds to COVID-19 with plan to deliver high volume food-safe meals around South Carolina by partnering with Ready Response Meals

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Southern Way Catering, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, has come together with their team and the Ready Response Meals platform to bring a new way of providing food to the essential workers that need to work to keep our communities safe and supplied with critical goods and services. Ready Response Meals is a delivery service that is focused on delivering high volume, food-safe meals to South Carolina essential workers where they work. The delivery service will start on Monday, April 13, 2020 from 8:00am until 8:00pm.

“Southern Way Catering and Ready Response Meals recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the first line responders,” said Brittany Stuckey, Vice President of Operations of Southern Way Catering. “We are proud to have the ability to shift our business in order to serve those that are serving our community.”

The mission is to help provide tasty and timely meals to essential workers who remain on the job during this time of crisis. The goal is to reduce the risk of Coronavirus exposure by limiting the need for workers to pick up meals or bring in meals from many different sources. Through high volume meal preparation and delivery with care, Southern Way Catering and Ready Response Meals hope to bring sustenance, a moment of enjoyment, and a simpler way for essential workers and their employers to secure their daily food needs while at work.

“Because Southern Way Catering is accustomed to feeding large groups of people in an efficient and safe manner, we are uniquely qualified to be able to partner with Ready Response Meals in order to effectively feed the thousands of essential workers in our communities,” said Jesse Bullard, Vice President of Business Development of Southern Way Catering.

Ready Response Meals has the capability to deliver orders in quantities from 15 to 10,000 meals with 24—72 hours of notice, pending the size of the order, with a preference to have at least 48 hours of advanced notice. Each meal will be prepared and delivered with both caution and care. Southern Way Catering’s team of trained culinary professionals practice safe food handling as outlined by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control and the FDA, and will be working with the CDC to enhance their best practices even more.

Lunch menu items can be delivered between 8am and 3pm while dinner menu items are delivered between 3pm and 8pm each day, Monday through Friday. Each week will have a different pre-set menu of items to choose from.

Learn more about Ready Response Meals by visiting their website at or by calling 803-783-1061.

Learn more about Southern Way Catering by visiting their website at, by calling 864-509-1478, or by visiting their Facebook (@southernwaycatering) and their Instagram (@southernwaycatering).


Founded in 1982 by Jimmy Stevenson, Southern Way Catering began as a small company with deep Southern Roots and a philosophy that demanded the best. Southern Way’s philosophy is to provide the client with the most delectable food, the most attentive service, the most memorable presentations, and the most pleasurable event experience. They specialize in off-site catering anywhere in the Southeast with a fully equipped mobile catering kitchen and have catered for as few as eight people to as many as 8,000 including Governors of South Carolina, Vice Presidents, and Presidents of the United States.

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