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Frontline Foods in Maine to the Rescue

Nonprofit buys from local restaurants to feed front-line heroes

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According to a report in News Center Maine, the Maine chapter of a nonprofit called Frontline Foods has begun raising money through donations to buy food from local restaurants, including Chaval, Evo, Duckfat, Foreside Tavern, Knotted Apron, Piccolo, and Luke's Lobster, and then delivering it to front-line healthcare workers.

Co-founder Christopher Curran told the publication they have delivered over 300 meals so far with another 150 planned each week.  

"Not only do we get to provide food to people working 12- to 14-hour shifts all the time, but we get to allow a restaurant to keep their lights on (and) hire back one more employee. There's such a ripple effect of that. That's an internet bill paid. That's a phone bill paid," said Curran.

For anyone who would like to donate to the Frontline Food cause, donations can be made on frontlinefoods.org/maine.

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