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Medic One Foundation 'Gratitude Meals' doubles benefits for first responders and restaurateurs

Lisa Dupar Catering has found hearty entree salad and sandwich combinations to be the most effective for the meals they prepare for Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals program. Photo courtesy of Hannah Sheil

To ensure that first responders can remain on the frontlines, testing sites have been set up at several locations in King County including Shoreline, where medics, police and ambulance personnel can be tested for the COVID-19 virus. The sites are open seven days a week and are staffed by first responders themselves.

To provide support for those staffing the sites, the Medic One Foundation established the Gratitude Meals program that provides meals to those staffing the testing sites. The donation-funded initiative guarantees workers with meals purchased from local restaurants through donations from the public. It is a way to support both first responders and local restaurants with a single donation.

“Our ‘Gratitude Meals’ program will have the added benefit of supporting our struggling restaurants and caterers in this region,” Jan Sprake, Medic One Foundation Executive Director told the B-Town Blogger. “We understand this is a trying time for everyone, but we feel this will make a big difference in the support of those that need it the most.”

The Gratitude Meals program depends on 100 percent public support, so donations are essential to its success. Click here to donate as well as share notes of gratitude that will be delivered to the first responders.

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