Gusto donates meals to medical workers, first responders

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gusto is donating bowls of its meals to the health care workers on the front lines of the crisis.

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation, Atlanta-area eatery Gusto is donating bowls of its meals to the health care workers on the front lines of the crisis.

The restaurant, which has six locations in metro Atlanta, is raising money for first responders and medical workers. Every $5 bowl added to a customer’s order will lead Gusto to donate a fresh bowl of rice, greens and protein to health care workers.

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Donated bowls will be delivered to Atlanta-area hospitals on a regular basis and will be documented on social media, according to a press release.

Recently, Oxygen Financial CEO Ted Jenkin helped Gusto donate 80 bowls to the Northside Hospital emergency room team.

“Together, we salute these Heroes!” the Gusto Instagram caption read in part.

Gusto also donated to Piedmont Healthcare thanks to customer donations.

“Kudos to you, #gustoFam! Your generous donations gave us the opportunity to provide lunch for the Heroes at @piedmonthealth today,” the eatery wrote in part on Instagram.

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Gusto is one of several places in the area that has donated meals to medical workers.

The James M. Cox Foundation, Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation and the Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation announced they'll partner with eight restaurants and catering groups to help feed more than 8,000 frontline workers.

The foundations donated $250,000 to do so and the meals will be served each week through May 1.

An Atlanta-area 16-year-old has also done her part to help feed medical workers.

Grey Cohen, a sophomore at Druid Hills High School, launched the Meal Bridge, a nonprofit platform that donates restaurant meals to medical professionals.

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