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Our goal is to feed the emergency department and the ICU in five East Bay hospitals two meals a day, at a cost of $13k a day. Help us meet that goal. 

We are nourishing our East Bay community by feeding the heroic frontline staff in our Emergency Rooms, sustaining our local restaurant community, and giving our community as a whole a way to contribute.

Every day, we purchase meals (at full price!) from local, independently-owned restaurants, which are struggling because of the coronavirus social distancing rules.  We deliver those meals to our local East Bay hospitals, including Highland Hospital and Summit Hospital in Oakland. 

Eating delicious food lifts morale, cooking delicious food and selling it makes it possible for restaurants to survive this crisis, and donating makes us as a community feel united as we care for each other. 

There is no overhead and this is an all-volunteer effort. 100% of the money received from gofundme will go to the restaurants, and 100% of the food will nourish our courageous front line heroes. 

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can do so at

Please note that this is an East Bay program. GFM lists it as LA because Ayelet’s billing address is LA. Daniel Poole is our contact at World Central Kitchen, our partner and fiscal sponsor, and thus he’s listed as the recipient. These are issues that arose because of GFM’s website, and have nothing to do with your donation. Every dime received from this GFM will go to East Bay restaurants, and every meal will go to East Bay hospital staff.”

For purposes of complying with gofundme rules, we're providing answers to the following questions.

Who you are and where you’re from: My name is Ayelet Waldman and I have lived in Berkeley for the last 23 years. All members of our team are East Bay residents. 

Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: We are loyal customers of the restaurants we are serving. Some of us work for the hospitals we are serving. 

How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): Every day we buy 220 meals from five different restaurants and deliver them directly to the Emergency Rooms and ICUs in 5 local hospitals. We anticipate scaling way way way up. Our ultimate goal is to deliver meals for 3 shifts of workers at all five hospitals .

Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary: As we withdraw we will buy from the restaurants. We have a dedicated account and all money will go into that account and out of it. There is, again, absolutely no overhead. In addition to what's accounted for here, East Bay FeedER has accepted $35k via small donations.


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    • $150 
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    • $11 
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Fundraising team: EastBayFeedER (7)

Ayelet Waldman
Los Angeles, CA
Daniel Poole
Melissa Nelken
Team member
Aaron Davidman
Team member
Christine H. Lee
Team member
Lori Bonn Gallagher
Team member

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