World Central Kitchen Is Helping Feed Hospital Workers in Los Angeles by Buying Meals From Local Restaurants

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'Feed the Frontline' started with one big meal; now the plan is to serve hundreds of doctors and nurses each day with help from the José Andrés-backed charity and GoFundMe donations.

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3/26/2020

'Feed the Frontline' started with one big meal; now the plan is to serve hundreds of doctors and nurses each day with help from the José Andrés-backed charity and GoFundMe donations.

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Feed the Frontline —as the program is called—actually began as a single good deed. A group of local moms looking to help asked an intensive care nurse at a nearby Kaiser hospital what she needed. Her response: protective gear and “a decent meal.” Able to help with the latter, they reportedly put together a delivery order from the small Southern California chain Marmalade Cafe to feed 75 doctors and nurses. “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,” Feed the Frontline explained . “A ‘decent meal’ offered both practical support and also provided emotional support, demonstrating our community’s gratitude for their brave dedication.” As a result, this week, that group of moms has “expanded and formalized” its efforts by officially teaming up with WCK, as the Times wrote, and now they’re planning to provide healthy meals for 450 intensive care and emergency room workers across six hospitals in the area—working with restaurants including Local, Thyme Cafe, Pacifique, Bacari, M Cafe, and Playa Provisions (run by Chef Brooke Williamson who is also helping as a coordinator). Feed the Frontline points out that buying these meals from local restaurants also helps them “keep the lights on” during these difficult times. If things go well, Feed the Frontline and WCK plan to expand the number of hospitals they send meals to; however, they are actively seeking donations both Read more: Food & Wine

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