Frontline Foods + The #CastItOn Challenge

Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization feeding medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. The mission is twofold, directly feeding healthcare workers across the country as they put their lives on the line daily while helping to keep the doors of local community restaurants that we know and love open. In just days after forming, FLF formalized a partnership with José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, giving FLF the non-profit status needed to maximize every dollar coming in through donation.

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Frontline Foods launched the #CastItOnChallenge, a campaign that offers the entertainment industry the opportunity to help raise donations for Frontline foods to support frontline workers and impacted communities in hard hit cities across the country. Since #CastItOn, the casts from Scandal, This is Us, Ozark, How to Get Away with Murder, Superstore, Blackish and more have come together to donate meals through Frontline Foods to frontline workers in ChicagoNew York, PhiladelphiaRhode Island, Atlanta and Flint, Mich.

Stars like Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley of the Big Little Lies cast have generously sponsored meals from female owned/operated local restaurants to frontline workers in five cities. The supported restaurants and impacted communities are:

  • NEW YORK: NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital by Pies n’ Thighs

  • NEW ORLEANS: East Jefferson General Hospitalby Los Jefes Grill and St. Anthony’s Nursing Home – Metairie by Dirty Dishes NOLA

  • LOS ANGELES: Cedars-Sinai Medical Centerby Scopa Italian Roots

  • NASHVILLE: Ascension Saint Thomas Health by The Donut + Dog

  • PHOENIX: The UMOM Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Women’s Shelter by Tacos Chiwas

Additionally, Kerry Washington and the Scandal cast generously sponsored dinner for the frontline workers at one of the inner-city hospitals in Chicago, New York and Flint, Michigan – three of the hardest hit cities. The donated funds go directly to the local restaurants that are delivering the meals for the entire unit at these hospitals.

On Instagram, Kerry Washington shares “You guys know there’s nothing I love more than a #ScandalFam reunion…and tonight we reunited for a cause. We teamed up to support @frontlinefoods and sponsored dinner for our frontline heroes on at three of the hardest-hit hospitals in Harlem, Chicago and Flint. Check out more BTS photos from the rest of the cast!!! & learn more about the TREMENDOUS work Frontline Foods is doing to feed healthcare workers battling COVID-19 and support restaurants impacted by the crisis. #GladiatorsSupportingGladiators❤️❤️❤️”

Kerry Washington’s Instagram

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Twitter:  @FrontlinefoodNY  | Instagram:  @frontlinefoodsnyc  |  #FrontlineFoodsNYC

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