ATLANTA, Ga — In a time when hospital workers and doctors are on the front lines battling COVID-19, a little morale booster can go a long way.
When the Coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, Barb Frist decided she wanted to do something about it.
Her husband, a gastroenterologist at Emory Midtown hospital, was commenting about the low morale among his co-workers.
“He was coming home and talking about how the morale at the hospital was so low, and I just tried to think about something I could do to help out."
After brainstorming ideas, she started the Feed Our Hospital Heroes GoFundme Fundraiser, which has already surpassed over $7,000 with a goal of $15,000.
The fundraising money is providing hospital workers with lunches during their shifts.
“It started with a small group of people from a Facebook group and then just kind of took off. The whole community really just stepped up," she said.
The fund has provided meals for a few different hospitals around Atlanta – Emory Midtown, Emory University and Emory Johns Creek. And those receiving the meals range from employees at the emergency departments to nursing units directly caring for COVID-19 positive patients.
Breadwinners, NFA Burger, Zoe’s, City BBQ, Buena Vida Tapas, and Batter are a few of the restaurants that have provided the meals through the funds. And another bonus? It’s supporting the Atlanta restaurant industry, which has taken a huge hit.
Amid all of the fear and uncertainty that the pandemic has brought, it is amazing to see the Atlanta community stepping up and showing up for those people who are truly risking their lives for others.
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Also, here are a few other GoFundMe funds helpingto feed hospital employees:
Atlanta Pharma Phriends Feed the Frontline: https://www.gofundme.com/f/atlanta-pharma-friends-feed-the-frontline
Atlanta Front Line Workers Food Bank: https://www.gofundme.com/f/atlanta-restaurant-employee-relief
Feeding the Frontline: https://www.gofundme.com/f/feed-covid19-heroes-amp-save-our-restaurants
Meals For Medical Heroes: https://www.gofundme.com/f/meals-for-medical-heroes
CSRA 1000 Meals for Medical Heroes: https://www.gofundme.com/f/csra-1000-meals-for-medical-heroes
Scrubs Grub: https://www.gofundme.com/f/scrubs-grub
A Meal for Front Line Workers: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pizza-donations-for-icu-workers-fighting-covid19
Atlanta Together Love: https://www.gofundme.com/f/atlanta-together-love
First Responder, The Hero’s Meal Delivery: https://www.gofundme.com/f/first-responder-the-hero039s-meal-delivery
Lunch for Frontliners Metro Atlanta Area: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lunch-for-frontliners-metro-atlanta-area
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Goody Boxes: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hospital-goody-boxes
Spreading sweetness to all: https://www.gofundme.com/f/spreading-sweetness-to-all
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