Dear FeedER Donors and Volunteers:
At East Bay FeedER, we remain grateful as we wind down our operations. And we want to tell you what you have helped achieve, and how we are moving forward.
When Ayelet Waldman founded FeedER in March, implicit in her decision was a desire to actively participate in supporting our community. It has been our mandate to do so in inclusive ways. To that end, we have actively supported BIPOC-owned (which compose 50% of our restaurant list) and women-owned businesses throughout our time at FeedER. This includes vital assistance to Mela Ethiopian Bistro, OVO Tavern and Eatery, Minnie Bell’s, and Souley Vegan among many others.
So what will the future look like for FeedER?
Beginning in July, we will shift to meal deliveries one day a week, focusing on clinics and testing sites that serve communities of color.
One of our aims was to support local restaurants; ensuring their transition to other sustainable income models was a priority for us as we slow operation. Many of our restaurants are being on-boarded to World Central Kitchen and will be feeding the community in addition to healthcare workers. We’re gratified that they will continue to have a partner in WCK as they continue to serve communities in myriad ways.
And what have you helped FeedER achieve?
We’ve made nearly 800 deliveries to 16 different hospitals and clinics, with a total of 30,000 meals served since FeedER’s inception on March 19.
Your donations have helped over 80 local restaurants remain open--and consequently, helped staff remain employed. We can’t tell you how much this has meant to workers and to the community. We, our restaurant partners, and our medical sites are so very grateful to you.
The following is our complete list of participating restaurants. Most are offering delivery or take-out, and we hope you support them in the future.
4505 Burgers & BBQ, Aburaya, Aky’s Cafe, alaMar, Almond and Oak, Augie’s Montreal Deli, B Dama, Baker & Commons, Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Batch Pastries, Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar, Belotti Bottega, Best Coast Burritos, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Cafe Gabriela, Co Nam, Copper Spoon, Cosecha, Creekwood Restaurant, Daughter Thai Kitchen, Dopo, Duende, Farley’s, Flipside Burgers, Hawking Bird, The Hidden Cafe, Holy Land, Homestead, Hong Kong East Ocean, Hopscotch, Italian Colors, Itani Ramen, Iyasare, Kingston 11 Cuisine, Kiraku, Kon Tiki / Palmetto, La Marcha, La Mediterranee, La Note, Larb Thai, Le Cheval, Lin Jia, Mago, Mama Lamees, Mela Ethiopian Bistro, Minnie Bell’s, Miss Ollie’s , Nido’s / The Backyard, Nyum Bai, Oeste, Oliveto, Ovo Tavern & Eatery, Pizzaiolo, Pyeong Chang Tofu House, Reem’s California, Revival Bar + Kitchen, Rico Rico Taco, Romo’s Caffe, Sabores del Sur, Sequoia Diner, Shakewell, Sister, Sobre Mesa, Soul Provisions, Souley Vegan, Tacos El Precioso, Tacos Sinaloa, Tay Ho Oakland Restaurant, The Cook and Her Farmer, The Kebabery, The Wolf, Top Dog, Town Tavern, Uzen, Way Station Brew, and Wood Tavern
The following ED, ICU, clinics, and testing center locations benefited from your support throughout the life of FeedER:
Highland Hospital, Summit Hospital (Oakland) Summit / Alta Bates (Berkeley), Kaiser (Richmond), Kaiser (Oakland), Stanford Emery Medical Center, Roots Community Health Center, Ashland Community Clinic, CORE Response, Silva Youth Clinic (Tiburcio), Mission Health Center (Tiburcio), Family Support Services (Tiburcio), Dorothy Day House, and Watermark Care
Stay safe and stay healthy and stay strong,