5 Easy Ways to Donate a Meal to a Frontline Healthcare Worker

We all are looking for ways to do our part during these difficult and confusing times. One simple idea? Say thank you to a frontline healthcare working by sending them a meal. Here, we've rounded up five companies that are making it easy for you to donate a meal directly to our healthcare heroes. So, we took the opportunity to round up five companies that are currently donating meals to healthcare workers.

1. Just Salad

According to the website, the salad chain is already delivering 10,000 meals a week (!) to seven hospitals in New York City. And after an increasing number of requests from customers asking how they can contribute as well, now anyone can send a Just Salad meal to a medical professional. Of course, 100 percent of donations will be used to feed those on the frontline.


2. S’mac

The East Village macaroni and cheese destination is asking donors to purchase a gift card online and then forward that email to Then your gift card will be applied to the next order being delivered to a hospital.

3. Tarallucci E Vino

This NYC Italian chain started the Feed the Frontlines initiative, which creates opportunities for local restaurant employees to prepare and distribute free meals for hospital workers around the city. The program has already raised more than $700,000 so far and served nearly 15,000 meals to workers, which is seriously impressive.

4. Honeybrains

Honeybrains, a restaurant with a focus on healthy food for the body and brain, is asking those who wish to help feed those fighting against COVID-19 to donate a recommended $25 (this should provide two meals)

“Our amazing and generous community has reached out to us to donate healthy and nutritious meals to our healthcare workers during this critical time,” the company captioned a post. “We have partnered with various local hospitals and healthcare workers to deliver healthy and flavorful meals! Your thoughtful donation will also help us to stay open to continue supporting our employees and community!”

5. Slice

What better way to send kindness to others than by send them something everyone loves? Pizza.

The pizza delivery app Slice has teamed up with Slice Out Hunger and Pizza to the Polls to create a new campaign called “Pizza vs. Pandemic.” And the idea is pretty genius. Participants can make a donation online (and even specify a specific medical center if they want), which goes towards the project’s fund. Then Pizza vs. Pandemic workers (the entire campaign runs on volunteers) will call the separate facilities to arrange the best delivery time. Once the order is confirmed, the volunteers then reach out to pizzerias in the area to find one equipped to fill the order.

And Let's Not Forget Dessert: Girl Scout Cookies

So, this one may not be a full meal, but we think we can all agree on the importance of dessert (we’re looking at you Thin Mints).

Thanks to Girl Scouts, you can now order gift boxes of cookies online (you can even mix up the flavors) and ship them directly to the city’s NYC Health and Hospital employees. The youth organization has already donated 40,000 boxes and is hoping to donate 100,000 boxes with your help.