Feed the Fight Receives $10,000 Donation from UAE Embassy to Support DMV-Area Restaurants and Health Care Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2020) – Feed the Fight announced this week a $10,000 donation and an additional matching donation of $10,000 from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Washington, DC to help support restaurants and health care workers across the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland (DMV) in response to the COVID-19 “coronavirus” pandemic. The funds will be used to purchase meals from local restaurants that will be delivered to health care workers in hospitals and clinics across the DMV.

“We are incredibly grateful to Yousef and Abeer Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, and the Embassy here in Washington, DC for this generous donation,” said Elena Tompkins, founder of Feed the Fight. “Thanks to the growing support for this initiative, we are having a dual impact on the community by helping local restaurants remain operational and expressing gratitude to the nurses, doctors and other health care staff who are working around-the-clock during the COVID-19 pandemic response.”

Feed the Fight, established in March 2020, is a community effort working alongside local restaurants to provide takeout meals to feed health care workers in facilities across the DMV area. With the help of our local restaurant partners, Feed the Fight has purchased more than 6,000 meals for health care workers on the frontlines of this global health care crisis.

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Feed the Fight crowdsources individual donations to fund food delivery from local restaurants and their staff to nearby health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feed the Fight operates as a partner fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

To learn more and help Feed the Fight, please visit www.feedthefight.org or follow us on Instagram:@FeedtheFightDC and Facebook: @FeedtheFightDC.