These Downtown Restaurants Are Keeping Front-Line Workers Well-Fed

If there’s one thing that has impressed us as New York City activity halts to minimize COVID-19’s spread, it is the outpouring of kindness from apartment dwellers making grocery runs for their immunocompromised neighbors to warm greetings between strangers as they take their socially-distanced walks for essential items. 

In addition to these heartening actions, neighborhood restaurants are going above and beyond the indispensable residential takeout and delivery offerings to ensure health-care professionals are well-fed and -caffeinated with free meals and snacks. 

Stout NYC’s restaurant group has partnered with the Food1st, a foundation that has surpassed the delivery of 100,000 lunches and dinners (e.g. chicken, rice and beans; grilled salmon; short ribs with wild mushrooms) to New Yorkers in need. 

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Birch Coffee is keeping the medical field caffeinated after donating more than 800 pounds of beans to local hospitals.

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Sweetcatch Poke is serving free poke bowls to health-care workers. (Just bring your hospital ID at any location.)

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Thanks to donations, Sons of Thunder is providing care lunches to hospital workers through its website.

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Da Claudio is letting customers send to-go meals to staff members at New York-Presbyterian.

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Van Leeuwen provided a special treat to staff at several New York City hospitals, shipping tubs of ice cream for health-care workers to enjoy.

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&Pizza is donating pies to hospital workers.

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787 Coffee is offering free drip coffee to medical professionals.

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Fields Good Chicken has served more than 500 health care professionals in the city via their donations-driven Birds For Good program.

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If you hear about more Downtown businesses helping out hospital and health-care heroes, please reach out via Twitter or email.

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