April 29, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Debi Ryan
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First Responders Feed the Frontline at Alameda Hospital
Alameda, CA – 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 our current health crisis.
When CASA first approached Alameda Fire Fighters to see if they would like to receive donated restaurant meals, they insisted on their Association becoming a donor 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.” – Mike DeWindt, Trustee, Alameda Fire Fighters
Alameda Fire Fighters Association Local 689 stepped up to donate generously to the cause, and on Wednesday, April 29th, personally delivered a first batch of meals from Town Tavern to Alameda Hospital staff.
Alameda Hospital is supported by a large team of nurses, doctors and staff that is shared with the Alameda Health System (a regional network of 12 facilities including Highland Hospital in Oakland). While the numbers currently remain manageable (thankfully), these individuals are ensuring that our City of Alameda community stays as healthy as possible and receives the best possible treatment and testing options.
“We are overwhelmed by the support of this campaign. Our healthcare workers are beyond grateful for the generosity coming from our Alameda Fire Fighters and local community. In just a few weeks we have received over 200 meals. What a win-win if this also helps to keep Alameda’s wonderful restaurants going strong.” – Louise Nakada, Executive Director, Alameda Hospital Foundation
“On a normal day, CASA works aggressively towards furthering local climate, sustainability and resilience goals. However, at this time, we have to focus on the resilience of our community first. Thank you to the Fire Fighters Association, over 24 local donors, and the hard-working staff from more than 10 Alameda restaurants thus far who have all helped to provide meals to feed Alameda’s frontline.” – Debi Ryan, Vice President, CASA
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: