Effort to Feed Medical Staff Grows in Alameda

Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Alameda firefighters volunteered to deliver fresh meals from local restaurants to medical workers at Alameda Hospital April 29.

Effort to Feed Medical Staff Grows in Alameda

In early April, Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda (CASA) launched its “Feed Alameda’s Frontline” campaign to support both Alameda restaurants and Alameda’s frontline staff who are responding to the impacts of COVID-19. When CASA approached Alameda firefighters to see if they would like to receive donated restaurant meals, they insisted on becoming donors instead.

“We really want to acknowledge the medical staff who are putting their lives on the line to care for their patients and protect us all from this global pandemic,” said Mike DeWindt of Alameda Firefighters Association Local 689. 

While the COVID-19 numbers currently remain manageable, these individuals ensure the community stays as healthy as possible and receives the best possible treatment and testing options.

“We are overwhelmed by the support of this campaign,” said Louise Nakada, executive director of the Alameda Hospital Foundation. “Our healthcare workers are beyond grateful for the generosity coming from our Alameda firefighters and local community. In just a few weeks we have received more than 200 meals. What a win-win if this also helps to keep Alameda’s wonderful restaurants going strong.”

More openings are available through mid-May. Donors can sign-up to deliver 10 or 20 meals for lunch or dinner or donate funds in any amount to support the effort. To sign-up, donate or learn more, go to www.casa-alameda.org/covid-19-community-resilience.