TheMealBridge.com Website Let’s You Buy Meals For Healthcare Workers On The CoronaVirus Frontlines
One family creates TheMealBridge.com website to help show gratitude and save restaurants
The MealBridge.com website is a new creation born out of the coronavirus crisis.
One family in Atlanta came up with a brilliant idea that is meant to give folks a way to show gratitude to healthcare workers on the front lines.
And it has the added benefit of bringing much needed business to restaurants who are struggling during this time.
Grey Cohen tells me her family just thought of the idea last Friday night. By Monday they were live.
The response has been incredible. They are adding slots as fast as they can.
Cohen says the folks at Panera told her so many meals were being ordered from the restaurant near Emory Hospital in Atlanta that they’ve had to add workers.
Oh, and this is another great part of the story. Grey is a 16-year-old sophomore who is now running the website from home since her high school is currently holding classes online.
Her dad runs an advertising agency and helped to get the logo and website together. Now, Grey is the chief administrator.
“I could’ve never predicted this would be my life and we could be making such a difference,” she told me.
The website is super easy to use.
It uses a SignUpGenius.com format. You pick a shift you want to support. Two days before your slot, you call one of the approved restaurants and arrange the meals.
I signed our family up to have lunch delivered to a staff of 5 at Emory Hospital on April 5th.
Right now, TheMealBridge.com is only set up to make connections between Atlanta restaurants and hospitals.
I found another system in place in Northwest Arkansas.
I just have to think that such a great idea will spread like crazy.
In fact, Grey says they’re getting calls from folks all over the country who want to add hospitals from their areas.
“We’re figuring out if we want to really expand TheMealBridge.com to accommodate hospitals nationwide or if we want to show folks how we did it and let them set up their own system,” Grey says.
This is the kind of thing we need to spread!
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