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Program provides meals to frontline workers

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 3:13 PDT, Fri April 3, 2020

Last Updated: 4:02 PDT, Fri April 3, 2020

“Feed the Frontlines” will donate 200 meals to staff at Richmond Hospital on Monday.

Started by a Richmond woman and her husband, who wish to remain anonymous, the program aims to provide frontline workers with free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It began as a generous donation by the couple in collaboration with Taiwan Taipei Original Pot, a restaurant owned by a friend. Together, they donated 200 meals for the first delivery on April 6.

“The restaurant was willing to customize meals and then sell their food at a discount for our campaign, and also help deliver,” says the woman. 

Wanting to grow the program, she created a GoFundMe for the project. Through the GoFundMe and private donations, she says she has funds for another 100 meals from Taiwan Taipei Original Pot. More restaurants have offered help for future food deliveries.

“I’m hoping everybody can help out for a cause for Richmond. We hope to expand this operation so we can support our Richmond firefighters and police as well.”

Donations on the GoFundMe will go towards supporting more frontline workers with free meals in the coming weeks.

For more on the Feed the Frontlines initiative, visit their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Feedthefrontlinerichmond

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