The local chapter of a grassroots organization feeding hospital workers across the country is asking for donors and local restaurants to help feed medical personnel. Frontline Foods Indianapolis was set up by a group of second-year IU medical students and knows firsthand the need for help.
“We have a number of hospitals that have signed up to receive meals, so we know the need is very real,” said Megana Rao, City Lead and IU medical student. “What we need now is help from our community to spread the word and increase donations so we can make the biggest possible impact,” she said.
The group has so far raised over $5,000 and has used most of the funding to deliver about 300 meals to healthcare workers at Eskenazi Health, Riverview Health, Community and Methodist Hospitals. The program is also designed to allow restaurants to stay in business and to possibly return furloughed workers.
“I have been so impressed with this city and the way that everyone comes together to help other Hoosiers get through difficult times,” said Rao. “We know we can depend on the people of Indy to share the word, rally and help with this great cause.”
The chapter works with World Central Kitchen, which is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) registered to distribute tax deductible donations across North America. All of each donation goes to local restaurants making and delivering meals to hospitals in Indianapolis. You can make a donation or sign up a restaurant by clicking here.