Group feeds frontline workers with the help of local restaurants

Posted at 4:04 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:28:52-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington organization is partnering with local restaurants to provide lunches for nurses and doctors.

Feed the Front Line originated in Houston and has moved to cities like Charlotte and Nashville, and now Lexington. For a group of UK alumni, starting it here was an easy decision.

"We need to raise money to then buy food from local restaurants and then have the restaurants deliver that food to the healthcare workers on the front line," restaurant coordinator for Feed the Front Line Kentucky, John Stein, said.

Since Feed The Front Line started about a month ago, the organization has raised $13,000, which equates to about 1,800 meals. They've partnered with local restaurants like Saul Good, Great Bagel, and Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen.

"It's enabled us to keep some folks working in some of our area stores, and with this one downtown, here in the square, we just reopened this one. So again, it's a way to keep these folks working," Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen area manager, Ben Jones, said.

Helping people in more ways than one.

"It's a win on both sides. We want to be able to help restaurants that are struggling during this time, and then once we've done that, we're able to take it to the healthcare workers that are sacrificing and serving our community every day," Stein said.