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Our new initiative, Feeding our Hometown Heroes, launched in partnership with the Boston-founded start-up Off Their Plate, will fund daily deliveries of local, nutritious restaurant meals in May to frontline hospital staff in three Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Hospitals (Cambridge, Somerville, Everett) and Mount Auburn Hospital.

Frontline health workers are putting in 12 to 30 hour-long shifts and struggling to eat with food service and local restaurants closed. To their rescue is Off Their Plate, a volunteer effort formed by Harvard Medical School student Natalie Guo in connection with Cambridge chef/restaurant owners Tracy Chang (Pagu), Ken Ohringer (Little Donkey), and Jody Adams (Porto, Saloniki, Trade, and formerly, Rialto).

With over $25,000 in donations as of April 30, including $10,000 from the Foundation, we’re half-way to our initial goal of funding 5,000 meals for local hospital staff, all while supporting restaurant workers who have been affected by COVID-19. 

Thank you for your support of Cambridge.

Photo of local chef Tracy Chang of Pagu, courtesy of Off Their Plate.