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'Feed the Fight': Navicent raising money to buy meals for healthcare workers from local restaurants

Donations will benefit local businesses while providing hot meals to nurses and doctors.

MACON, Ga. — COVID-19 is affecting all of us in different ways. Restaurants are losing money due to closed dining rooms, and doctors and nurses are working nonstop to treat patients.

That's why the Navicent Health Foundation is asking for your help to buy meals from local restaurants for healthcare providers. 

Through the "Feed the Fight" initiative, Navicent Health is aiming to give financial support to local eateries while keeping their hard-working employees fed.

Right now the list of restaurant partners include:

  • Cast Iron Catering
  • Circa
  • Fincher’s BBQ
  • Fountain of Juice
  • Grow
  • Jag
  • Kinjo Kitchen
  • Oliver’s Corner Bistro
  • Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen
  • Z Beans

Tarver Perry with the Navicent Health Foundation says she expects the list of restaurant partners to grow as money is raised.

The first round of meals were delivered to the hospital Monday. Perry says 50 meals were delivered for the day shift and 50 for the night. She hopes the number of purchased meals will also increase as they receive more donations.

"One of the nursing directors reached out to us and just said the healthcare workers are just overwhelmed by the generosity. They're so happy to support the local restaurants as well. It's just really a win win," Perry said. 

If you'd like to donate, click here. 

Make sure to select the COVID-19 option from the drop-down menu. All donations will be used to purchase food from local restaurants for healthcare workers.

If you're a restaurant owner in Central Georgia and would like to help with "Feed the Fight," you can contact Megan Allen at allen.megan@navicenthealth.org. 

If you are not in Central Georgia, you can contact your own local health care providers to help "Feed the Fight."

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