Organization teams up with Richmond restaurants to feed hospital staff

Posted at 5:31 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 11:25:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A national grassroots organization working with restaurants and other medical facilities to feed healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis has launched a Richmond chapter.

On Monday, Frontline Foods Richmond, in partnership with Urban Hang Suite, delivered 100 meals to the hardworking staff of the adult Intensive Care Unit at VCU Medical Center Critical Care Hospital.

“Being a part of this program allows us to bring back staff that we had to lay off due to lack of business. It’s also an opportunity to show our appreciation to healthcare workers that are putting themselves at the forefront of this pandemic, and keeping our community healthy," said Mercedes Benson, General Manager at Urban Hang Suite.

Frontline Foods is partnered with World Central Kitchen, a non-profit founded by Chef José Andrés. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

“We are amazed by the overwhelming support of our community,” said Nathan Cunningham, who is coordinating community donations for VCU Health during the pandemic. “Our team members feel the love and support from across Virginia, and it is wonderful to see that their important work is recognized. We thank you, dearly, for your generosity and continued support.”

The next delivery is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2019 from The Patio Thai Restaurant.

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