Have you heard? Due to Covid-19, we’ve temporarily changed our motto to “Stay In, Buffalo”. And for the foreseeable future we will be posting content that shares how our community can continue to support local businesses while adhering to guidelines set by the CDC.
Over the past couple weeks we have been overwhelmed with the number of generous ways Western New Yorkers are helping others during this tough time. This week a new initiative to help support front line healthcare workers of WNY called WNY Feeds the Front Line was launched through Buffalo Renaissance Foundation. The effort donates meals directly to heroic frontline healthcare workers in our community.
The beauty of the program is that while supporting healthcare workers, it also supports local restaurants in the process. Your donation stays local and supports restaurants and their staff during this difficult time.
To date, WNY Feeds the Front Line has already raised $59,228! Donate here.
How it works:
Any person or organization can donate any amount and non-profit Buffalo Renaissance Foundation will process your tax-deductible donation. WNY Feeds the Front Line then coordinates with local restaurants to order meals for WNY healthcare workers, including covering the cost of 20% tip for staff. They then coordinate with local hospitals to deliver meals directly to their employees.
Wnyfeedsthefrontline.org makes it clear that donations are not used for any other purpose beyond paying $10 per meal to local restaurants in support of this cause and some marketing materials. All the work behind the scenes is provided on a volunteer basis.
Once the pandemic is over, if there are additional resources, they will be donated to hospital foundations.
It is worth noting that The New Era Foundation and Paramax Corporation are generously donating the extra energy necessary to coordinate daily operations. Way to go guys!