To show appreciation for first responders and front-line healthcare workers impacted by COVID-19, Senator Kate Brophy McGee and Phoenix City Councilwoman Debra Stark partnered to provide meals to the essential workers.
“We all appreciate the first responders who have stepped up during this crisis. They are risking everything to protect us every day,” said Senator Brophy McGee in a prepared statement. “That is why I was so happy to team up with Phoenix City Councilwoman Debra Stark on her wonderful idea to show them our respect and gratitude.”
For the past two weekends, in partnership with local restaurants Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Modern Tortilla and Oak Wood-Fire Pizza, Senator Brophy McGee, Councilwoman Stark and neighborhood leaders have distributed lunches to various police and fire stations in their districts.
“We are working to build more partnerships to continue deliveries for front line responders, including front-line healthcare workers at John C. Lincoln Hospital,” said Councilwoman Stark in the statement.
The plan to deliver lunches to COVID 19 first responders inspired the idea to create a fund to collect donations for the cost of the meals, in partnership with local restaurants, according to a press release.
A GoFundMe account has been opened and donations are being accepted. Councilwoman Stark and Senator Brophy McGee kicked it off with personal donations to pay for meals delivered the past two weekends to fire and police stations.
The goal is to come together and provide meals through the duration of the crisis for weekly distribution to police and fire stations and hospitals located in Phoenix Council District 3 and Legislative District 28.
If you are interested in being a part of this project, visit www.gofundme.com/f/feed-our-covid-19-first-responders.