If you’re wondering how to help local essential workers like hospital employees, police officers, firefighters/EMS and more, here are some great options around town to give back.
- Mon Ami Gabi Bethesda – Beginning April 28th, the Bethesda French restaurant will deliver 50 meal packages to local essential workers. The restaurant is celebrating Feeding Essential Employees Day (F.E.E.D.) with this deal. Every Tuesday, for just a $25 donation, Mon Ami Gabi will give a three-course French dinner to hospital employees, first responders and more. If you’re interested in donating a meal, click here.
- RPM Italian D.C. – The restaurant by Giuliana and Bill Rancic is offering the chance to buy a meal for a healthcare worker on the front lines. Each meal is $25 ($75 if you want it delivered) and includes an Italian salad, chicken piccata moderno and two mini cheesecakes. RPM will arrange delivery to hospitals. To donate, click here.
- Chef Geoff’s – The local restaurateur is working hard to give back. The restaurant has given over $40,000 from GoFundMe contributions and rehired over 50 people in April so far. Their nightly meals are $89 and serve six (available for pickup). On the restaurant’s online store guests can have the option of purchasing a $100 gift card to use later. The GoFundMe for employees of Chef Geoff Restaurant Group is currently just under $3,000 away from its $50,000 goal. To donate, click here.
- Java Nation – The Maryland coffee shop with locations in North Bethesda and Kensington currently has a GoFundMe going called “Java Nation Feeding the Front Lines.” Each donation goes to feed a local hero at area hospitals, firehouses and police stations. If you donate, Java Nation’s employees can stay hired and the business can stay open. They are also open for takeout with items like melty egg sandwiches, piping hot coffee and more.