Support the best restaurant community in the USA while showing love to our healthcare workers! As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we have partnered with 35 independent, family-owned restaurants to feed hundreds of doctors, nurses, and medical staff risking their lives to save ours at 15 different Chicagoland hospitals.
We met our initial goal of $25,000 after 3 short weeks. Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, in so many different ways, to this effort.
Now it's time to go big! Our new goal is $100,000.
Why not? Fuel the Fight Philadelphia has raised $110,000. Brooklyn for Life made it to over $300,000. Chicago has thousands of restaurant owners and employees who don't look like they'll be getting back to work anytime soon... and the medical staff at our dozens of hospitals are slugging it out against Covid-19 day after day. Let's take care of our people!
We use 100% of all donations to purchase proper, nourishing meals from Chicagoland restaurants and deliver them to Chicago area hospitals. So far, $0 has been spent on 3rd party delivery services, and 100% of the funds have gone directly to the restaurant & their employees. Our GoFundMe spends $250-$1,000 on each meal delivery that feeds 20-60 hospital workers. Every dollar spent goes to purchasing meals from local restaurants to support them during the coronavirus forced closure of their dining rooms.
Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff are frequently skipping meals or eating vending machine snacks while putting their own health at risk around the clock to care for the COVID-19 patients of our community.
Please join this cause to fuel our restaurant community and healthcare workers by contributing what you can. Whether it's $5 or $25,000, each and every contribution helps. Also, please share this campaign with friends, family, and colleagues via Facebook, Instagram, email, or text.
We will keep you updated on our progress with photos and stories. Follow our journey on our website , Facebook, and Instagram!
PARTNER RESTAURANTS SO FAR (many more to come!):
Lavergne's Tavern, Berwyn
Foxtail & Cadence Kitchen, Downer's Grove
Francesca's Bryn Mawr, Chicago
Hugo's Frog Bar, Naperville
Crosby's Kitchen, Chicago
Mambo Italiano, Mundelein
Weber Grill, Schaumburg
Ten Mile House, Evanston
The Vig, Chicago
Nonna Silvia, Park Ridge
Countryside Saloon, Des Plaines
Duck Inn, Chicago
Bangers & Lace, Chicago
Old Pueblo Cantina, Chicago
Quality Crab & Oyster, Chicago
Buona Terra, Chicago
Split Rail, Chicago
The Pasta Bowl, Chicago
Happy Camper, Chicago
François Frankie, Chicago
D&J Bistro, Lake Zurich
Roots Pizza, Chicago
Small Cheval, Chicago
Purple Pig, Chicago
100 South, Elmhurst
Tina G's, Mundelein
Loretto Covid Unit, Chicago
Weiss Memorial Covid Unit, Chicago
Northwest Community ICU, Arlington Heights
Advocate Illinois Masonic Emergency Room, Chicago
Lutheran General Respiratory Critical Care, Park Ridge
University of Chicago Medicine Covid Unit, Chicago
Evanston Hospital, Evanston
Rush Covid Unit, Chicago
Rush Hospital, Oak Park
Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago
Good Shephard ICU Department, Barrington
Advocate Condell Hospital Emergency Room, Libertyville
Edward Hospital, Naperville
AMITA Resurrection, Chicago
Advocate Good Samaritan, Downer's Grove
If you are a restaurant or hospital interested in participating, please send an email to [email redacted].
See the below updates for our scheduled meals. We will continue scheduling meals to be delivered until every dollar is spent helping these two important groups of people.
We don’t know how long this crisis will last and every little bit helps. Thank you!
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