Now, more than ever, we need to show up as Texas Strong and help San Antonio, our big city with a small-town feel.
Our hospitality and restaurant industry has been hit very hard, and hurt some of Bexar County's most vulnerable workers -- hourly staff such as cooks, dishwashers, and food servers.
By helping restaurants stay open, we keep people working, and keep the food supply chain healthy. On top of that, the meals restaurants cook and deliver are free to hard-working frontline workers. These heroes in scrubs and uniforms are here for us every day, every shift. Let's show them some love by making sure they have tasty and wholesome meals to keep them going.
Frontline Foods was established in response to COVID-19, and is part of World Central Kitchen, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established by humanitarian chef Jose Andres. The San Antonio chapter launched in early April and is led by a small team of volunteers.
Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to restaurants preparing meals for essential workers. This is a win-win for Bexar County restaurant workers and frontline workers.
Thanks to you and your generosity, you've helped staff at nine local restaurants continue to work, and fed 12,000+ essential workers. So far, our sponsored meals have gone to University Hospital, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. We also recently showed some love to San Antonio's firefighters and paramedics on 9/11, and evacuees from Hurricane Laura.
Check out these news stories about our efforts:
Stay tuned for much more! As long as we keep getting donations, we'll continue feeding hard-working frontline workers while supporting San Antonio's restaurant workers.
And special thanks to these wonderful community partners and in-kind donors: Feliz Modern, Grape Creek Vineyards, Heath Sparkling, Lucy's Doggy Daycare and Spa, MelMarie Yoga, Quick Sip Coffee, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling and Sukeban Sushi. Please contact us if you'd like to offer an in-kind donation.