Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) has established a GoFundMe to provide free meals to Cone Health employees from downtown restaurants.
#GreensboroStrong: Feeding the Frontline while Supporting our local Downtown Restaurants has an established goal of $54,000 which aims to cover the cost of 100 meals per day for 30 days to frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic and includes a 20 percent gratuity for the participating restaurants.
“I can’t think of a better way to thank our healthcare workers who are battling this virus on a daily basis,” says Zack Matheny, CEO and President of DGI. “While our downtown restaurants are struggling, this is a just a little something we can do to support them while also supporting our neighbors.”
“Cone Health thanks the generous donors and the restaurant community of Greensboro for your support of our courageous healthcare teams. We are delighted to send them home with a delicious meal at the end of a long day. These acts of kindness lift our spirits and make a huge impact on everyone working on the front lines,” states Michelle Schneider, Cone Health’s Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Donations to the GoFundMe campaign will provide individually boxed meals at a cost of $15 per person. To date, the following downtown restaurants have pledged their support to provide meals: 1618 Downtown, A Sweet Success! Bakery, Baked, Blue Denim, Cheesecakes By Alex, Chez Genèse, Cincy's, Deep Roots Market, Ghassan's, Heavenly Buffaloes, Jerusalem Market, Liberty Oak, Machete, Mellow Mushroom, and SMOHK'D. All donated funds will be deposited into and paid from the DGI Foundation Fund account.
For more information about the GoFundMe campaign, and to make a donation, please visit https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/greensborostrong.