Amazon Is Helping Freddie's to Make 10,000 Free Meals for First Responders


Freddie's Beach Bar and Restaurant in Arlington's Crystal City helped donate over 400 free meals to police officers and first responders in Arlington and Alexandria last week. Now Amazon wants to help them donate the next 10,000 free meals.

Amazon has paid Freddie's $200,000 to allow them to keep it going until the end of May. The money will be able to pay for the food and will be enough to bring back most of their employees that were furloughed after Virginia ordered restaurants to close their dining rooms.

Freddie's manager Tony Rivenbark says, "For lunch, we're doing things like turkey sandwiches, ham sandwiches. At dinner time, we're doing things like chicken pesto fettuccine, meat lasagna, and meatloaf. And we're doing a percentage of those meals that are vegetarian."

A representative from Amazon Public Policy adds, "We are proud to work alongside Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, a beloved local restaurant in our new neighborhood, to ensure that we’re thanking our neighbors who are keeping us safe, and caring for our neighbors who need extra support right now with hearty meals throughout May."

The meals will be donated to Cooperative for a Hunger-Free Arlington, a group that will deliver the meals to "neighbors in immediate need."

Source: LGBTQ Nation

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