What does Feed the Heroes LA do?
Feed the Heroes LA provides free, delicious meals to Los Angeles healthcare professionals, as well as police and fire professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also keeping restaurant workers on the job.
If I am a medical professional in Los Angeles, how can I get free meals for my colleagues and myself?
If you are a medical professional working with a COVID team, please go to the page labeled For Medical Professionals and fill out a request form at least 24 hours prior to the desired delivery time and no later than 4 pm the day before. Someone from Eatalian team will get back to you in a timely manner. Please note that we fill orders for a minimum of 30 meals.
How do I buy a meal or lots of meals? Can I designate where I want the meals to go?
Go to the Buy Meals page and purchase meals there on a one-time, weekly or monthly basis. You may choose which facility you want your meals to go to in the drop-down menu under “Designation Label” and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
I want to start a Feed the Heroes in my community. Can you help?
We can try! Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Who funds Feed the Heroes LA?
Generous people including individuals, families, school groups, teams, businesses, and anyone who wants to nourish medical and public safety professionals fighting coronavirus and keep restaurant workers employed.
Do you have any social media accounts I can follow?
Yes, we are on Instagram: @eataliancafeonbroadway
If I am a restaurant owner who wants to partner with Eatalian, what should I do?
Please reach out to us at email@example.com and let us know the name of your restaurant, your Los Angeles location, how many meals you have the capacity to produce and deliver per meal period, and what experience you have with delivery. We will get back to you in a timely manner.
Where did you come up with the price of the meals?
The price of meals includes the cost of food, wages, packaging, delivery, rent, sales tax, and utilities.
Is Eatalian the only restaurant involved?
For now, we are the only business involved, although all of our restaurants are helping out.
Are there other ways to help?
Yes, you can pool resources for purchases, as some school communities in the city and college sports teams are already doing. We also encourage you to spread the word about Feed the Heroes LA to family, friends, and fellow foodies. Follow us and share our social media posts on FB https://www.facebook.com/eataliancafe/ or Instagram @eataliancafeonbroadway
How do I know the food is safe?
All the meals are prepared in accordance with Department of Health guidelines for hygiene and safety. Our team wears gloves and masks while preparing and delivering meals. Each medical professional receives an individually packaged meal, and a wrapped set of utensils with a napkin.
What does the name “San Francesco” mean in your company name?
In early 2019, Antonio Pellini began a partnership with Chef Andrea Tiberi, who is originally from Assisi, Italy, and worked for many years with the Orders of Friars Minor: San Franciscan Friars (OFM) in Assisi and Rome. Notably, OFM was originally founded by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago, and today, Chef Andrea pays homage to these ties with the name San Francesco. Adding to this link, the name of the City of Los Angeles originates from the Franciscan Missions Friars, which was founded by OFM friars from Assisi, and the mission was called Santa Maria de Los Angeles.