HELP FEED THE FRONTLINE FIGHTING COVID-19 IN LOS ANGELES
We launched our campaign on 3/24 as a grass-roots effort to support both frontline workers and independent restaurants during this critical and unprecedented time.
We were stunned by the immediate groundwell from LA community members, who continue to show up and show their love and donate what they can. Thanks to every individual donation we've been able to serve 130,000+ meals to date, which nourishes our dedicated frontline workers at 17 locations in Los Angeles and helps keep the lights on and staff members employed at 25 local independent restaurants.
Bill Simmons, your infusion of $100k helped shine a light on the critical nature of this mission and enabled our operation to mobilize and scale.
Anthony Davis and Lineage Logistics, your $250k match amplified everyone's efforts and allowed us to expand to a more meaningful footprint.
To the independent teams who found our Gofundme site and self selected to serve as ambassors for this cause, we salute you for your passion and for raising the bar.
Our goal was initially to deliver meals for 30 days. As we saw the need increase, we extended our efforts to 60 days. The end of May marked 67 days of service. Many hospitals are endeavoring to transition back to "normal" operations, restoring their own cafeterias but many are still deeply entrenched, waging the war against COVID.
We continue to fundraise to support those still in the fight, to provide a warm meal and show our appreciation and to keep our independent restaurants operational.
Together we are stronger and we can make a positive impact. We can do this, LA!
Adventist Health White Memorial
Keck Hospital of USC
Martin Luther King Jr. Community
UCLA - Harbor Medical, Torrance
UCLA – Santa Monica
UCLA – Reagan
Little Company of Mary – San Pedro
Little Company of Mary – Torrance
Providence St Johns
LAC-USC County Emergency Medicine
LAC - USC ICU/ Violence Intervention Program
USC Verdugo Hills
Lawndale Fire Station
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please join us at any level – we know many families are suffering economically and any amount is meaningful! Please consider feeding our healthcare workers at whatever level you can. Every dollar matters and every dollar raised is being quickly deployed to meet current needs with 100% passthrough.
· $25 = the cost for lunch + dinner, feeding 2 healthcare heroes
· $175 = the cost for lunch + dinner, feeding 14 healthcare heroes
· $500 = the cost for lunch + dinner, feeding 40 healthcare heroes
· $2500 = the cost for lunch + dinner, feeding 200 healthcare heroes
· $12,500 = the cost for lunch + dinner for 1,000 healthcare heroes for the day
· $175,000 = the cost for lunch + dinner for 1,000 healthcare heroes for 2 weeks
PLEASE NOTE: We are raising funds through Go Fund Me and have partnered with World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés that uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond. After disasters, WCK activates with the urgency of now to get fresh meals to those who need them most. All donations are tax deductible and all donations (net credit card fees) pass through at 100%.
Organizers: People who care, just like you do:
Erin Arend, Jeff Berman, Sarah Harden, Alison Kuperberg, Shannon Pruitt, Nora Skinner