Kansas City

Support Local Restaurants. Feed the Frontline.

The idea is simple... support local frontline workers including hospital clinicians, first responders and more who are working in wartime-like conditions by partnering with local restaurants who have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Your donation goes straight to local KC restaurants to purchase meals and help support these local staples that are struggling to keep their doors open. Those meals are delivered to workers on the frontline, providing nourishment as these heroes work long hours to keep our community safe and healthy.

Donation Levels:
$10 Feeds one worker
$50 Feeds a team of ~5
$100 Feeds a team of ~10
$500 Feeds a team of ~50
$1,000 Feeds a team of ~100
$5,000 Provides a weeks worth of meals for 50+ workers

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All donations go directly to restaurants feeding the frontline. Donate to your local community or support the cause at the national level.

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Feed the Frontline

If you’re a restaurant, our team will work with you to arrange meals for local delivery sites and other frontline workers—paid for by Frontline Foods.

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Nourish Your Team

If you’re working on the frontlines, sign up with Frontline Foods to fuel your team’s fight against crises such as COVID-19.

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Participating Restaurants

Ad Astra Market

Bloom Baking Company

Burnt Ends BBQ Crown Center

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Niecies Restaurant

Teocali Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

The Brick

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

Feeding Frontline Workers at

KPC Promise Hospital

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

St. Joseph Medical Center

Swope Health

Truman Medical Center

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Meet The Team

Bradley Friedman City Lead | Ben Heisler Marketing  | Marc Kingston Restaurant Lead  | Louie Stein

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Partners Helping to Fuel the Fight

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Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric DentistryCast of Ozark | Gifts for Good | EPNKC | DRI DUCK



4/24/2020 to 5/3/2020 - Frontline Foods KC launched on April 24th.  First three hospitals added: Truman Medical CentersKPC Promise Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center.  Launched Facebook and Twitter pages.  Radio appearances on 98.1 FM and 610 sports.  Scheduled first delivery for May 5th.  Hit our goal of $4,500 by the end of 5/3!  

5/4/2020 to 5/10/2020 - First delivery on 5/5/2020 from Teocali Mexican Restaurant & Cantina to Truman Medical Center.  Launched match campaign which will double all donations fro $5,001 to $10,000.  Featured in Feast Magazine article.  Second delivery completed from Bloom Baking Company to KPC Promise Hospital.  Ended the week with $7,048 raised.

5/11/2020 to 5/17/2020 - 330 meals delivered by Bloom Baking Comapny and Gus's Fried Chicken on 5/15/2020 to Truman Medical Center, Swope Health and KPC Promise Hospital, with a majority of those meals sponsored by the cast of Ozark.  Featured in The Pitch KC article.  Featured on Fox4 Kansas City in report by Kerri Stowell.  Ended the week with $13,848 raised.

5/18/2020 to 5/24/2020 - Meals sponsored by Creator and Executive Producer of S.W.A.T., Aaron Rashaan Thomas, from Niecie's Restaurant on 5/22/2020 to Truman Medical Center.  Ended the week with $18,062 raised.

5/25/2020 to 5/31/2020 - Meals sponsored by Gifts for Good in honor of Veterans United Home Loans from Burnt End BBQ - Crown Center on 5/27/2020 to Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.  Meals sponsored by Burleson Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry from Ad Astra Market to Swope Health.  Ended the week with $21,056 raised.



Will my donation be tax-deductible? 

Yes! World Central Kitchen is a registered 501(c)(3). They will collect donations on our behalf in an account specifically designated for Kansas City.


Does Frontline Foods keep any of my donations?

No. We are 100% volunteer-run.


Can I designate my donation to pay for a meal from a specific restaurant, or to benefit a specific Kansas City hospital or first responders department?

No. To be as efficient as possible, we aren’t able to do this. But we can assure you that your money is used to support local Kansas City restaurants and Kansas City frontline workers.


My company offers a gift match benefit. How do I make sure my matching funds go to Kansas City?

Matching gifts should be sent to World Central Kitchen and should reference “For credit to the Frontline Foods Kansas City account”. Please note that corporate matching dollars often take three or more months to pay out. This is a fast-moving situation—if corporate match dollars arrive after the COVID crisis has eased up, the funds will be used to support the national Frontline Foods network to prepare for future crisis response efforts.


How are restaurants selected to participate? 

We've heard from many restaurants and catering businesses who are eager to help. Our goal is to work with as many of you as our funding allows. We strive to work with local restaurants in the same community as our hospital partners. We want to focus efforts in the community, and help restaurants get business while they’ve had to shut down all or part of their business.

We strive to work with local restaurants in the same community as our hospital partners. We want to focus efforts in the community, and help restaurants get business while they’ve had to shut down all or part of their business.

To best work with the program, we typically follow these guidelines:

·       Need to be able to make 50 meals with each portion packaged separately (not family style). We want to make it as easy on the clinicians and hospitals as possible. Many are short on utensils, and may need these to be provided. With that all said, we are trying to minimize waste as much as possible so the hospitals don't get overrun.

·       You'll need to have staff available to deliver to the hospital

·       Each meal needs to cost around $10-$15 or under

·       Each meal needs to serve a balance of diets (omnivore, veggie)

·       Must be able to take electronic payment via an ACH deposit

·       We generally prefer not to partner with national, corporate chains or franchises but instead work with individual restaurants, small restaurant groups, and local chains


If you're a restaurant or hospital, sign up above and our team will reach out to you about the next steps.

If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring or have a press inquiry, please reach out to our team directly at kansas-city@frontlinefoods.org.




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