HELP FEED THE FRONTLINE FIGHTING COVID-19 IN LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Laker Star, Anthony Davis, and Lineage Logistics have offered to match every dollar donated here, up to $250k.
Thank you Bill Simmons for your incredible $100k donation. Your contribution plus the community donations to date officially trigger the all-star match of $250k! Thank you Anthony Davis + Lineage Logistics for amplifying our community's efforts!
We still have a distance to go! Please join us and help make a difference in the lives or our hospital heroes and local restaurants who continue to wage a war against the impacts of COVID-19! We can do this, LA!
It all started with a small group of local moms from our LA public school who asked the sister of one of the women - an ER doctor at Kaiser - what we could do to help. She had two needs – protective gear and 'a decent meal.'
A 'decent meal' was something we could make happen immediately – and between us we organized dinner delivery from a local LA area restaurant (also grateful for a large order) to the 75 incredible nurses and doctors at Kaiser, risking their own lives and health to care for our community affected by Covid-19.
We heard from these medical heroes how important this support is for them while they are working under taxing conditions with no time to care for themselves. A ‘decent meal’ offered both practical support and also provided emotional support, demonstrating our community’s gratitude for their brave dedication.
OUR COMMUNITY MISSION
Our mission as a community is to raise the required funding to feed healthcare workers a nutritious lunch and dinner for as long as this crisis lasts. We are launching this week, in partnership with World Central Kitchen, with the goal of feeding 450 hospital workers in ICU and ER units in 6 hospitals in the Los Angeles area, with the goal (based on requests from LA hospitals) to cover the more than thousands of dedicated medical workers expected to be on the COVID-19 front line.
Every meal is being supplied by a local restaurant also working to keep their businesses operational.
Participating hospitals at launch include:
- Providence St. Johns
- UCLA Santa Monica
- UCLA Reagan
Our partner restaurants will be delivering lunch and dinner– at an average cost of $25 per person per day so our daily cost is $11,000+ for the initial 450 staff and will ramp as quickly as our funding can support - because the need is already there. As this scales, the daily cost is likely to exceed $100,000 per day. We aspire to feed as many of them as possible as long as this lasts.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
For the amount of a morning Starbucks run, a working lunch, or a family dinner out which we are no longer doing; supporting our Frontline workers is a way to meaningfully give back in this time of need and crisis. As parents, it’s an opportunity to show our children as a family, or from their very own piggy banks, what it means to to be a member of a community, and how coming together is the only way we can all get through this with more compassion and humanity.
Please join us at any level – we know many families are suffering economically and any amount is meaningful as every dollar counts!
The strength and endurance of our healthcare heroes is needed now more than ever, and we plan to meet their needs with a heightened urgency for the next 30 days - and with your support, beyond if necessary - and the sustainability of our local restaurants is vital to our community.
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
We are raising funds through Go Fund Me and have partnered with World Central Kitchen, a national 501c3 not-for-profit non-governmental 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. https://wck.org/