By showing our gratitude with meals, we not only nourish our care providers, we have an opportunity to put much needed funds back into our local restaurants and small businesses. This is a shining moment for community support, and we believe it should be easy to give that help, from anywhere.
SEATTLE (PRWEB) April 28, 2020
In just one month, communities across the country have come together to organize more than 100,000 meals for healthcare workers and first responders on Give InKind, putting $1 million directly back into local restaurant economies.
Starting April 28th, National Superhero Day, Give InKind is celebrating these incredible donations by making it easier for anyone to help #FeedTheFrontlines.
Recognizing the impact these meals have not only on healthcare teams, but also on small businesses across the US, Give InKind is making it possible for anyone to sponsor 1, 4, 10, or 40+ meals for frontline heroes. Founder and CEO, Laura Malcolm, is aiming to give new meaning to National Superhero Day this year. “Our front-line teams are working tirelessly to bring our communities back to health. By showing our gratitude with meals, we not only nourish our care providers, we have an opportunity to put much needed funds back into our local restaurants and small businesses. This is a shining moment for community support, and we believe it should be easy to give that help, from anywhere.”
Give InKind, along with regional sponsor Sobi, Inc., is celebrating this tremendous 100k meal milestone by providing meals to thousands of frontline healthcare workers across the country in cities including Chicago, Seattle and Houston, on National Superhero Day.
Jamie Billow, Founder of Chicago Food Truck Hub, says of the opportunity to provide 1,000 meals on a single day in Chicago: "Working with Give InKind for National Superhero Day provides Chicago Food Truck Hub an opportunity to leverage its partner network of over 100 food trucks, restaurants and caterers to do good and make a significant impact locally. In addition to coordinating Give InKind's initiative to distribute meals to over 1,000 frontline workers across hospitals in Chicago and the suburbs, we are also supporting 16 small businesses, who are instrumental in implementing this effort. This is impactful for each of the businesses involved, who are proud to be part of such a great cause and are also glad to be able to provide hours for their teams in a challenging environment."
Give InKind is a free platform for coordinating support and is being used by over 160+ hospitals, clinics and volunteer organizers across the country to organize the generous meal donations coming in from community members, businesses, and restaurants.
In addition to feeding hospitals and healthcare teams, Give InKind is used to coordinate support for individuals, families and organizations, whether for Coronavirus/COVID-19 related assistance, or help staying home and healthy with a new baby, after surgery, through cancer treatment or after a loss. Anyone can set up a free page on Give InKind to help loved ones, from near or far.