Source: Winston-Salem Journal

A grassroots campaign in Forsyth County called Fuel the Fight Winston-Salem has raised more than $30,000 to help buy meals for hospital employees, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

The Winston-Salem team of Sydney Poretsky, Evan Cavenaugh and Kate Cavenaugh have leveraged GoFundMe to collect donations over the past month. Working in tandem with Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and a number of restaurants, they’ve worked delivering countless meals to hospital workers, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

They deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner, with each delivery ranging between 35 and 110 meals, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

“We’ve only taken one day off, last Saturday,” Evan told the Winston-Salem Journal. “And that was to evaluate where we were and how much money we had left.” 

The trio was inspired by similar movements happening nationwide.

“That week after the sheltering-in-place order came out, we were sitting around the kitchen table, thinking and talking about how can we do something — what can we do?” Evan Cavenaugh told the Winston-Salem Journal.

“We have focused on the people who are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, and as this has progressed, the hospital has directed us to other units,” Kate Cavenaugh said to the Winston-Salem Journal.

“One gift of this whole thing has been learning that there are a lot of good organizations in Winston-Salem that are helping out,” Evan Cavenaugh told the Winston-Salem Journal. “We say around the house that this was pop-up philanthropy. We never really meant it to be long-term.”

Read more about the efforts to feed frontline workers in the Winston-Salem Journal.