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:
- Restaurants can sign up at www.feedthefrontlinesdetroit.com and provide restaurant name, capacity, cost per meal (for a set menu), and other information
- 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
- Financial contributions are also needed. Donors also may go to www.feedthefrontlinesdetroit.com to contribute.
“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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