COVID-19 has shut down our local restaurants while healthcare and social services workers work tirelessly to keep us all safe. Feed the Frontlines TO started with the objective to support local restaurants with large meal orders for Toronto’s frontline staff. We now also provide meals to individuals and families facing pandemic-related food insecurity, particularly those who are unable to access existing traditional emergency food options due to health conditions, disabilities, lack of access to kitchen space, and/or other such factors. Our local restaurant workers stay employed and our recipients are well-fed and nourished with the spirit of the community - it’s a two-fer!
Feed the Frontlines TO was started by Adair Roberts, a resident of Toronto who works in the mental health and addictions sector, and is now supported by a group of caring Torontonians who have come together to get delicious, nutritious meals to Toronto’s frontline workers and people facing food insecurity while keeping restaurant workers employed. All organizers of this campaign are volunteers and none are employed by the restaurants providing or the health and social services organizations receiving the meals.
All funds are used to purchase high quality and individually-packed meals directly from our restaurant partners and deliver them to recipients at hospitals, social service centres, community hubs and individual and family homes. You can see our current list of restaurant partners here: https://www.feedthefrontlinesto.org/our-partners .
Note: All meals are prepared, packaged, and delivered with the utmost care and in adherence with all food safety requirements. Special precautions being taken during this time include but are not limited to: individually packaged meals so that frontline staff can eat easily and hygienically (i.e., no finger food, no shared platters of food), and safe delivery with physical distancing and minimal shared contact.
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