Social Media Savants Buy Food From Restaurants To Feed Those That Need A Meal Right Now
The Hungry Post, a restaurant recommendation platform that highlights food news and happenings in Miami, has launched #FeedTheChain, an online grassroots program aimed at keeping South Florida’s restaurant and food industry afloat amid a global pandemic.
As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the world, collateral damage has been far and wide, with the restaurant industry sustaining one of the heaviest blows. This not only includes restaurant staff but all of their suppliers, delivery drivers, distributors, wholesalers, purveyors, farmers, and more. Through #FeedTheChain, The Hungry Post purchases $10 meals from restaurants to help them stay operational, keep their staff on payroll and simultaneously feed those affected during these difficult times. Currently, #FeedTheChain has raised over $19,000, including a $5,000 donation from g.l.o.w, a grant of $5,000 from the Miami-Dade County Community Resilience Prize through the Desai Sethi Foundation and an additional grant of $5,000 from the Desai Sethi Foundation to launch #FeedTheChain in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area with The Hungry Post NYC. Additionally, The Hungry Post has distributed more than 1,200 meals to healthcare workers, and women and children suffering from homelessness. The Hungry Post kicked off #FeedTheChain in March 2020 with Oasis Cafe in Key Biscayne and La Latina in Midtown by donating meals to Lotus House, Camillus House, frontline workers, and more. The organization has also teamed up with PPE supplier Shield5 to hand out face shields and ensure the safety of its volunteers, staff, and those receiving meals. Other restaurants involved include Rincon Argentino, Zak the Baker, Bebitos, Little GreenHouse Grill, C-Food Shack inside Lincoln Eatery, COYO TACO, Harry’s Pizzeria by Michael Schwartz, Islas Canarias, Eating House and Tacology.
#FeedTheChain launched in March 2020 and will continue its efforts to help keep South Florida’s food system operation until further notice. If you are an organization that needs food or a restaurant that can produce full meals for less than $10, please contact The Hungry Post at info@HungryPost.com. To make a donation towards South Florida’s restaurant industry and to help The Hungry Post meet its goal of raising $100,000, please visit #FeedTheChain’s GoFundMe page. Follow along on social media @TheHungryPost.