The City of Carmel will soon launch a program to benefit hospital workers and local restaurants, both severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feeding the Frontlines allows the community to donate nearly 200 meals each day from local restaurants to be delivered to hospital workers at IU Health North and St. Vincent Carmel. The initiative aims to support local restaurants, most of which have seen revenues plummet as dine-in service is banned, and hospital workers, who are working overtime to treat patients with COVID-19.
The program will launch April 10. The City of Carmel made an initial donation of $10,000 to get it started.
“We must do all we can to support our health care workers as they battle this deadly virus,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a press release. “Providing healthy meals, which also has a positive economic impact of supporting our local restaurants, is a wonderful way to help our community through this crisis.”
The city is partnering with Rotary Club of Carmel through the Rotary District 6560 Foundation to launch the program. Restaurants participating in the initial launch are Divvy, Donatello’s, Fork + Ale House, Greek Tony’s, Joe’s Next Door, King Cal, Muldoon’s and Woody’s Library Restaurant.
If the program raises more funds than needed for the program, the Rotary Club of Carmel will use the extra funds to feed the community through local food pantries.
Learn more and donate to the program at carmel.in.gov/live/covid-19-carmel-cares/how-can-i-help/feed-the-frontlines.