Of all the industries feeling the brunt of our current circumstances, hospitality and healthcare are carrying a lot of weight. Now, a new initiative is making it possible to keep some of Sydney’s favourite restaurants in business while feeding the hardworking hospital staff who are keeping us all safe.
With the support of donations from generous Australians on GoFundMe, Feed Our Heroes is delivering free meals to the hard-working healthcare staff on the frontline.
"After coming across some incredible initiatives where communities are providing food to their healthcare workers overseas, I knew I had to do something in Australia,” says Hally Lara, one of the founders.
Through Feed Our Heroes, top local restaurants Hartsyard and Harvest by Darren Taylor are providing individually packaged, re-heatable meals to emergency department staff at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
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We love seeing Our Heroes enjoying our meals and it sounds like both the butter chicken and the cannelloni from @harvestbydarrentaylor were a hit. Thank you to those who donated and thank you to the Drs, Nurses, radiographers, Administration and patient service staff, cleaners and security for all that you're doing for us. Please donate via link in our bio so we can continue to feed more healthcare staff at more hospitals from your favorite local restaurants #FeedOurHeroesAU #Covid #healthcareheroes #savehospo #supportlocal
“In less than two weeks, we’ve gone from idea to delivery of our first meals, supporting both our healthcare heroes and struggling local restaurants. This is a thank you to everyone both on the frontline and behind the scenes for putting the health and wellbeing of others before their own,” says Lara.
In two weeks, they’ve raised enough money to provide 525 meals to hospital staff, making two deliveries to the RPAH. Feed Our Heroes’ goal is to raise $100,000, which would help feed 500 healthcare workers a week for four months.
100 per cent of the proceeds go to the local restaurants providing the meals. Feed Our Heroes pays retail price for the meals, averaging $12 each, which provides a much needed revenue stream for the struggling hospitality industry.