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COVID-19 Local Meal Relief Effort #CommunityFirst

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#CommunityFirst. Coming together to feed our HEROES: a relief effort linking small business to healthcare professionals in Houston, TX and beyond.


We urge you to nominate any healthcare professional/volunteer/group that may be in need of a free meal.
Use this request form HERE 


In times of crisis, communities unite in incredible ways, with helpers and heroes leading the charge. COVID-19 presents a time of unprecedented change and hardship, but together we stand strong...even while socially distant.

We are #CommunityFirst, and we can do so much more than just stay at home.  We can help the thousands of medical professionals and volunteers braving the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, putting their lives at risk every day.

#CommunityFirst is seeking donations of any amount so that we, along with all of our partners, can provide free meals to our #HeroesWithoutMasks

Partnering with local restaurants, we can give back to these #HeroesWithoutMasks while supporting our small business community. #SmallBusinessRelief


How does it work?

Health care organizations sign up for delivery.

Our local business partners offer meals at reduced prices for this effort.

Your donations pay for these reduced-price meals, at no cost to the health care workers.

Meals - and hope - are delivered to the medical organizations with care.

Additionally, if you know of any group or organization that could use our help, please follow the link below to submit a request form.

Please use this link to reach the request form:


How it started?

A simple act of kindness has a ripple effect. 

The COVID-19 health crisis began to sweep the nation, hospitals began to receive an influx in patients, and the restaurant industry began to suffer from economic hardships. 

Pizza to a friend in Baltimore over at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center was just the beginning.  The response was overwhelming. Who would have thought that a meal like pizza would lead to so much excitement and hope?

Our friends asked us how they could contribute and share that community bond.

At the same time, we realized that so many of our friends in the local restaurant industry are hurting deeply. These businesses and their employees are suffering, and could use our help now more than ever. We will all need to work together to support the small businesses that are an integral part of our cultural fabric.

We asked ourselves what we could do while observing necessary social distancing. 

We can share hope, warmth, strength, and a unifying cause.  We are all in this unprecedented crisis together.

We are #CommunityFirst, linking small restaurant businesses with local healthcare professionals in need.

You can find out more information about our relief effort on our website:


  • Jason Zalun
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Lina Tran
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Andrew Mattern
    • $250 
    • 4 yrs
  • Van Truong
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • Trang Family
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Community First
Houston, TX
Community First
Raised $2,180 from 16 donations

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