Now more than ever it’s vital to support small businesses, rally together as a community, and ensure that people who need a meal are being fed.
Since March, Roaming Hunger has teamed up with some pretty amazing charities and partners to do something that’s really important to us – bring people together through food and help our front line workers and our most vulnerable community members.
Meals and Products Served and Donated to Date
Below we’ve highlighted how we’ve been able to combine our network of 18,000+ food trucks with charitable partners, hospitals, and non-profits. It’s a win-win for the entire community.
Do you want to feed frontline workers or communities in need? Here’s what you can do:
Montefiore Hospital – NYC
Meals Served: 300
Funding Partner: WCPG
Food Partner: Big D’s Grub Truck
When the cause agency WCPG let us know they wanted to feed their friends at New York City’s Montefiore Medical Center, we knew the perfect food truck to reach out to.
Big D’s served 300 meals to medical staff working long hours providing care to high-risk patients. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals work hard to care for us during this difficult time. Thank you WCPG and Big D’s for returning the favor by giving essential workers some TLC via hot, fresh food.
LA + USC Medical Center – Los Angeles
Meals Served: 8,000
LA+USC Hospital reached out to us in need of meals to feed their hardworking staff. They then received fare from a trio of food trucks, allowing us to feed over 8,000 healthcare workers.
Pinch of Flavor, Richeeze, and Falafel Factory teamed up to offer doctors, nurses, and other staff a diverse array of meal options. Special thanks to those trucks for providing meals to healthcare workers who deserve it.
West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department, Cedars Medical Center, Beverly Hills PD, Hollywood Presbyterian – Los Angeles
Meals Served: 1,726
Funding Partner: Lipton Legal
With the generous help of Lipton Legal, Roaming Hunger has been able to provide over 1,700 hundred meals to West Hollywood’s Sheriff Department, the Beverly Hills Police Department, Cedars Medical Center, and Hollywood Presbyterian Church. Cafe Vietnam, Richeeze, Chomp Chomp, Pinch of Flavor, Falafel Factory, and G’s Taco Spot On Wheels treated emergency service workers to both international fare and comfort food classics. This is an ongoing campaign and Lipton Legal x Roaming Hunger are continuing to feed those who keep our communities safe!
Shout out to both Lipton Legal and our valued food trucks for their generosity.
The Dream Center – Los Angeles
Meals Served: 510
Funding Partner: Donations through GoFundMe LA campaign
When we decided to focus on helping to feed the homeless, elderly, first responders, and healthcare workers, the Dream Center in Los Angeles became the first recipient of what would be over 500 meals donated.
Roaming Hunger created a GoFundMe campaign (found here) and through donations, we were able to raise enough money to send out some of our food truck partners to provide hot meals. More about this campaign can be found in this awesome article by LA Weekly.
Here are some of the amazing food trucks that participated in this campaign for the Dream Center. Thank you for providing your time and signature, delicious menu items to those in need!
Kaiser Permanente – West Los Angeles
Meals Served: 100
Funding Partner: LA GoFundMe campaign
Food Partner: Achara
Roaming Hunger created a second GoFundMe campaign for Kaiser West LA. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we sent 100 hot meals to essential workers on scene.
The Filipino-American food truck Achara provided an amazing public service. They delivered quick, healthy, and tasty meals to treat staff hard at work keeping our community healthy.
International District Medical and Dental Clinic (ICHS) – Seattle
Meals Served: 100
Funding Partner: Seattle GoFundMe campaign
Food Partner: Eat At Auntie’s
Having had success with our LA GoFundMe campaign for Kaiser West LA and the DreamCenter, we decided to launch one in Seattle. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we sent 100 hot meals to healthcare workers at ICHS.
Eat At Auntie’s was our food truck partner for this campaign and they dished out tasty rice bowls and wraps. We appreciate all the donations that made this Seattle campaign possible and a big thanks to the staff from Eat At Auntie’s!
In light of recent events, it’s easy to feel powerless. However, when individual actions combine, amazing things happen. We’re all in this together and Roaming Hunger’s recent charities and partnerships were a group effort.
With that in mind, we would like to offer one last thank you. None of this would have been possible without GoFundMe’s Marketing and PR team, our food trucks, and donors like you. As we continue to navigate these trying times, let’s stick together, support local businesses, and keep one another healthy.