Support ILM restaurants and health care providers

Note: While we've exceeded our goal, we're getting dozens of nominations so we're continuing to raise funds so we can deliver as many meals and gift cards as possible!

Here’s a win-win — support local restaurants and our health care community as both face extraordinary challenges due to the coronavirus.
 
Meals for Heroes is an initiative to raise money so we can buy meals or gift cards from local restaurants and give them to health care providers, first responders and others on the front lines protecting our health and safety.

This program was inspired by a similar effort in Washington D.C. Click here to see a CBS News story about it. 

Our goal is to spend $300 every day in April at local restaurants and have meals or gift cards delivered to nurses, police stations, home health care workers and others who deserve our thanks.  

All the money raised will be spent at local restaurants, and all meals and gift cards will go to health care providers and first responders. 

Whether you can give or not, let us know who you'd like to recognize — click here to nominate health care providers or first responders to receive meals or gift cards. 

People around the world  are gathering to applaud and assist these heroes. 

Here's a way to show our appreciation in ILM!

In this spirit, see the chalk drawing at an employee entrance at New Hanover Regional Medical Center...

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Partners in this effort include Greater Wilmington Business Journal and its Health Care Heroes program, the Wilmington Area - Take Out & Delivery Options Facebook Group, Caring to Deliver, US Foods, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington Downtown Inc., Local Voice, Wilmington and Queensboro.com.

Jason is a local financial planner who’s in charge of the finances for this effort. He's receiving the funds from the GoFundMe and then making sure the money is spent at local restaurants.

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 21 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
  • Deborah File 
    • $20 
    • 21 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 21 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $590 
    • 21 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rob Kaiser 
Organizer
Wilmington, NC
Jason Wheeler 
Beneficiary
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