How does it all work? Where does the money go? Who does it support?
SuperFd and EcoCaters are honored to work with companies and organizations that choose to be part of the solution when disaster strikes. In that effort, we have forged partnerships across multiple sectors to deliver healthy, delicious meals to two specific communities that need them.
The Washington Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway and his Hath’s Heroes( read more about it here) reached out about sponsoring meals needed to deliver high quality food to front line workers that are keeping us safe. As we set up the program, more athletes and corporate sponsors started to reach out, so we will continue to announce Sponsors and Partners in the coming weeks. We have already delivered hot meals to the National Guard setting up a testing site in SE DC, Nurses at Children’s National and Veterans at US Vets among others. All of this made possible by the generosity of our sponsors in this time of uncertainty. We wanted individuals to have any easy way to participate at whatever level they are comfortable so we created a Sponsorship item on the menu. 100% of sponsorship money goes toward feeding either First Responders or those in need. You can also donate here.
When the ownership of EcoCaters and SuperFd looked at the gravity of the approaching situation, they quickly determined any solution would have to provide meals for those most at risk. They decided that for every meal sold through SuperFd Market or delivered to First Responders, a $1.50 #mealmatch would be included. While this may not seem like a lot of money, it can be stretched with creative partnerships – so Chef Wood works with FoodRescueUS and DC Central Kitchen to receive donated items, and works with vendors to identify items available at a discount for various reasons. In the end this $1.50 matched with the production efficiencies in SuperFd and EcoCaters’ kitchen and the donations through the DMV network produces complete, delicious meals for people that need it. Eco Caters and SuperFd will work with their community partners like Kid Power and DC Central Kitchen to ensure the meals quickly get distributed.