KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Feed the Fight Kalamazoo initiative, established to deliver restaurant meals to frontline healthcare and public safety workers, delivered more than 800 meals in its first week.
“(I) feel like I was doing something to help my community,” said Maria Dacoba, a Feed the Fight Kalamazoo volunteer and a restaurant owner.
FTFK was able to raise enough money in the first week to pick up meals from Kalamazoo area restaurants and deliver them to locations of the Family Health Center, Bronson Healthcare, and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the group said in a release.
Despite the initial success, FTFK says they can still use volunteer help with their website, deliveries, technical support, dispatching, planning, fundraising and more. The first week’s work was accomplished by 37 volunteers and about 125 donors.