RI Feeds Our Heroes

Nurses and hospital staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic are superheroes and we couldn't be more grateful for their life saving efforts. At the same time, our beloved local restaurants are scrambling to feed our communities while trying to keep their doors open. 

The 'RI Feeds Our Heroes' campaign strives to help BOTH.

How you can help:

Donate any amount. Honestly, any amount helps. 100% of your donation will go towards the purchase of food gift cards from our restaurants that offer delivery and/or curbside pickup. 

100% of the funds collected through this campaign will be used to purchase Gift Cards from our team of restaurants and donated directly to nurses and staff at Hasbro Children's Hospital, RI Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, and Roger Williams Hospital.

Partial list of participating restaurants:

Tallulah's Taqueria, KNEAD Doughnuts, Revival Brewing, Pizza J/Julians, Trinity Brewhouse, Dolores, Hometown Poke, PLANT CITY, Sandwich Hut, Hudson Street Deli, and PV Donuts.

DISCLAIMER: Providence Bagel will NOT be among the restaurants we buy gift cards from. Providence Bagel is, however, donating $400 in gift cards ($100 to each hospital).

About the Organizers: 

Chris Wietecha is an owner of Providence Bagel w/ shops in Providence, North Providence, and South Kingston. His wife Kelly is an RN at Boston Children's Hospital. They have 3 young children.

Jim Nellis is the founder of RI FOOD FIGHTS, a social media marketing agency focused on the food and beverage industry in RI. He is the father of 2 young boys.

Robin Dionne is the Chief Public Affairs Officer at HealthSource RI and co-founder of RI VegFest among the umpteen other jobs/projects she takes on that bring the RI community together. She is a lifelong pug rescuer and current caretaker of 8 yr old rescue pug,  Aunt Tina.

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Chris Wietecha
Providence, RI

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