Operation Thank You: FrontLine Meals

$20,343 raised
81%
GOAL $25,000
79 donations
 
since Apr 2020
 
 
 

Help us say 'thank you' to the frontine by providing them free, nutritious meals AND keep the hospitality industry going during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating work for them.

Doctors, nurses, health care workers, police and ambos are working incredibly hard to keep us alive and safe. In doing so, they are risking infection every day and being isolated from their families. This will continue for months and during this sustained period they will need good food.

The goal of this initiative is to show our gratitude by feeding our frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic while supporting Melbourne’s hospitality industry, who will provide meals paid for by the community.

We have connected with some leading hospitality businesses - cafes, restaurants, and catering businesses - that have put together delicious and nourishing menus to be delivered to our Melbourne frontline.

Our first stop is the Northern Hospital in Epping, with a pilot program underway to support the Fever, Respiratory and Emergency departments currently dealing with COVID-19 patients. We hope to expand to the greater Melbourne area and to other frontline services.

Your donation pays the hospitality businesses and sees that the food is delivered to those who are working so hard for us on the frontline.

The business gets paid, the frontline gets fed.

All money collected is managed by our Trustee, McHenry Partners, and will go directly to the hospitality businesses minus a very small fee (less than 1%) for administration of the donations and payments of invoices to hospitality businesses. Other than that, FrontLine Meals is run purely by volunteers who are absorbing the remaining running costs.

Any surplus funds, on payment of all invoices and administration fees, at the end of the campaign will be donated to the Victorian Food Bank and Infinity Church Community Kitchen.

To find out more information about the Operation Thank You: FrontLine Meals program, visit our website: https:/www.frontlinemealsmelb.org

Let’s band together to show those who are making a sacrifice how much we appreciate them and make a stand to keep our city as we remembered it before this pandemic.

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updates

17
Jul
Its been an amazing few weeks for us. We have now been running for 12 weeks and have done 6995 meals to 38 different frontline sites. Its not often you get asked to help in a crisis so it was an honour to be asked by DHHS to support the emergency services teas working at Flemington.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Stay safe!
13
Jun
Week 6! Thank you all for your ongoing support. We have been able to do 4845 meals to our frontline workers including two new sites - Melbourne Custody Centre and Epping Police Station. We have also received approval to begin our support of Abmulance Victoria with 6 bases confirming that they would like our support.
22
May
Well this is unexpected and exciting for FrontLine Meals!
We are so grateful to be nominated by Time Out (In), alongside many other amazing initiatives, in the category of:
Favourite Community Food & Drink Initiative

Follow the link to vote:
https://lnkd.in/gxiScdQ

We'd love it if you could also show your support by voting for us.
20
May
Thank you to everyone who has supported us with both cash and produce donations - we cannot do this without you!

At the end of Week 3 of deliveries, we have done over 2500 meals that have been delivered to frontline workers at 12 Melbourne sites

Hospitals - Northern, St Vincent's, Royal Melbourne & Broadmeadows
Health Services - Bundoora, Craigieburn & Fitzroy North
Melbourne Pathology COVID-19 Testing Centres - Chadstone, Northland, The Glen & Eastland
Fitzroy Police Station

We also snuck in a cheeky thank you to the primary School that has been helping organise all the beautiful cards that have been delivered to different sites to show our appreciation for their efforts as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.

That gratitude we have seen from our frontline workers has been so rewarding. What an amazing way to say thank you to our community!
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$20,343 raised
81%
GOAL $25,000
79 donations
 
since Apr 2020
 
Fundraising for
Operation Thank You: FrontLine Meals
Our doctors, nurses, health care workers, police & ambos are working incredibly hard to keep us alive and safe. In doing so, they are risking infection every day and being isolated from their families. We can support them in a small way and just say 'thanks' by providing them a meal.
Funds banked to
McHenry Accounting Partners Pty Ltd
Campaign creator
NATASHA OOMMEN
Melbourne VIC
 
 

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