Frontline Foods Atlanta delivers meals to healthcare workers at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. Contributed by Frontline Foods

Frontline Foods Atlanta supports restaurants while feeding doctors

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, front-line hospital personnel have had to work harder and longer at great risk to themselves. At the same time, the amount of people staying home to slow the spread of the virus means that many local businesses are struggling.

Frontline Foods Atlanta is a nonprofit organization working to help with both of these problems. Using donations from the community Frontline Foods buys meals from local restaurants and delivers them to hospital staff.

“There has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about the tension between solving the health crisis versus solving the economic crisis. We are so passionate about this initiative because we feel like it is focused on helping solve both at the same time,” said Chris Ohmstede, lead for Frontline Foods Atlanta. “We are getting the much-needed meals into the hands of our healthcare workers while supporting our local restaurants and sourcing the meals from struggling businesses.”

The initiative started with volunteers who saw their communities struggling and wanted to help.

“When COVID-19 became a national pandemic, a lot of us at home felt helpless as news of its devastation seemed to grow each day,” said Ohmstede. “Having a grassroots program like Frontline Foods and seeing it successfully expand into many cities around the country inspired us to bring it to Atlanta. Our goal is to feed our hardworking crisis workers while keeping the struggling restaurants and small businesses afloat.”

Who’s helping

Frontline Foods Atlanta

Services: Frontline Foods works with local restaurants to deliver healthy meals to hospital workers on the front line during difficult conditions like the COVID-19 pandemic

How to help: Financial contributions are the way to help Frontline Foods in its mission to stimulate the economy while feeding healthcare professionals. All donations go to the restaurants for the meals delivered to the frontline workers. Donations for Atlanta can be made at frontlinefoods.org/atlanta.

How to get involved as a hospital: If you work for a hospital, or know anyone who works for a hospital, please go to frontlinefoods.org/atlanta and fill out the hospital sign-up form.

How to get involved as a restaurant: Frontline Foods is constantly looking for restaurants to support during this challenging time. If you know a small restaurant owner or area restaurant owner who is in need of assistance, please go to the website signup form at frontlinefoods.org/atlanta/.

If you are involved in or know of an organization working to bring relief to the Atlanta community during the coronavirus pandemic OR you are with an organization with supplies that you don’t know where to donate, please email us at Shannon.n.Dominy@gmail.com.

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