Following the success of their initial Feeding the Frontlines campaign during the summer 2020, Downtown Greensboro, Inc. (DGI) is re-launching the program to provide additional meals to our community’s healthcare heroes.
“When we launched Feeding the Frontlines in 2020, the goal was to celebrate the work of our healthcare heroes while supporting our downtown restaurants. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we were able to provide 3,400 meals during round one,” says Zack Matheny, President and CEO of DGI. “I’m thankful so many companies are stepping in to support us for this new campaign which will further help our small business owners and support those workers who continue to work the frontlines.”
The new campaign has an established goal of $49,500 to cover the cost of 110 meals per day for 30 days to frontline workers at Cone Health (60 meals) and Guilford County Health Department workers at the vaccination clinic at Mt. Zion Baptist Church (50 meals). The money raised will pay for meals at an $12 price point and include a 20% gratuity for participating downtown restaurants.
To date, $22,500 has been committed by the following local companies: Rotary Club of Greensboro, BB&T/Truist, William A. Stern Foundation, PACE Communications, Love Tito's, DMJ & Co, PLLC, American National Bank, and United Healthcare.
The boxed lunches will begin Monday, April 4 and cover 30 weekdays. The following downtown restaurants have already pledged their support to provide meals: 1618 Downtown, Baked Downtown, Blue Denim, Chez Genèse, Cincy’s, Crafted, Flaviano’s Mexican Restaurant, Jerusalem Market on Elm, Liberty Oak, Manny’s Universal Café, Mellow Mushroom, Midori's Japanese Hibachi, Natty Greene’s, Stumble Stilkins, Undercurrent, and White and Wood.
Community members who wish to make a donation to Feeding the Frontlines can find more information about a GoFundMe campaign at https://www.downtowngreensboro.org/about-us/covid-19-resources/feeding-the-frontlines/.