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City of Detroit to give free meals to frontline workers of the COVID-19 crisis

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 17:09:10-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The City of Detroit, in partnership with Angel Share along with business and community leaders, has committed to feeding workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Monday.

The initiative is called "The Feed the Front Lines" effort.

The city predicts that more than 10,000 meals will be distributed to Detroit police, EMS, fire, health care employees and other frontline workers.

The initiative is also intended to help local restaurants and and caterers feeling the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's how it works:

  • City of Detroit staff will evaluate the submissions and select the restaurants/caterers to provide the meals
  • City of Detroit staff orders meals and coordinates with first responder liaisons to arrange meal deliveries

“We need to support our first responders and our struggling restaurants, and Feed the Front Lines Detroit does both of those things,” Mayor Duggan said. “It’s going to take everyone working together in new ways to get through this crisis, and I can’t thank all of our partners enough for their commitment to those on the front lines of our COVID-19 response.”

Meal deliveries will begin Wednesday, April 8.

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