Food Banks rarely have spices. I wanted the people in need to have food with flavor too.

Detroit Private Chef Shobe
Shari Shobe

Private Chef & Food Influencer

“Food banks rarely have spices… just because someone is in need, doesn’t mean that they should have to eat food with no flavor”.

That’s what I told a friend of mine a few months ago.

It was the holiday season, and I wanted to give back to my community in a way that represented my personal and business values.

Food is a love language.

Food is emotional. When you make a special meal for someone you love, the feeling is the #1 ingredient. After that, the spices add the flavor.

Over 1500 spices were donated in 2020

With the help of 9 local businesses.

Detroit Spice Drive
Kwench Detroit
Forgotten Harvest

I noticed that food banks rarely have spices to help those folks add flavor to their meals. I’m big on making food taste good, and I love giving back to those in need. I combined both into my 1st Annual Spice Drive.

It started with 1 local business, then expanded to 9 local businesses and 2 campaigns. Together we collected over 1500 spices and delivered them to local food banks.

I can’t wait to do it again in Fall 2021!

Want to help?

Email me: with the subject line “Spice Drive”.


2020 Drop Off Locations in Metro Detroit

Purely CBD

14420 14 Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI 48312

The Luxe Touch

Skin Boutique & Spa

29433 Southfield Road, Suite 204

Southfield, MI 48076

Winx & Wax

26011 Coolidge Road

Oak Park, MI 48237

The Craft Cafe

15641 East Warren

Detroit, MI 48224

K F Legal

27760 Franklin Road

Southfield, MI 48034


Curated Boutique

29286 Northwestern Highway

Southfield, MI 48034

Kwench Detroit

719 Griswold (Chrysler House)

Detroit, MI 48226