Bay Area Filipino food restaurants deliver meals for heroes in the frontlines

DALY CITY, CA — Over 700 meals from various Filipino food businesses were delivered to Seton Medical center in Daly City to feed their health care workers.

Senor Sisig and fried chicken with mochi muffins from SF Chicken-Box were given away for the frontliners to enjoy.

“Words cannot express the things that we have for the support that we’re getting from the community, especially the organizations today that has brought food and replenishment to our staff today. As a fellow kababayan myself, I’m just touched from the heart and all I can say is maraming salamat sa inyong lahat — thank you to all of you,” said president Anthony Armada.

This is all part of an initiative called “Filipinos Feed the Frontlines.”

Kultivate Labs, a nonprofit organization that helped in establishing the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District, saw that they can continue to serve the community during the pandemic through Filipino food businesses.

“We found that a lot of them are struggling big time, you know, 90% drops in revenues and only two months worth of cash left to survive. I started to see a nightmare scenario where if this continued on, in two to three months, all of our hard work of bringing up all these entrepreneurs would go to nothing and we would see 75% of Filipino businesses disappear,” said Desi Danganan.

Through a national fundraiser at KultivateLabs.com/frontlines — donors can not only feed frontline workers, they can help support food businesses as well.

Kultivate Labs looks to boost sales for the Sarap Shop, Lumpia Company, Mestiza, Little Skillet, Senor Sisig, Manila Bowl, Ox & Tiger, Frozen Kuhsterd, Nick’s on Mission and Grand, IVSF Catering and SF Chicken Box, JT’s restaurant, and Pinoy Jeritage through this fundraising effort.

For the different Filipino food businesses — they said serving the frontline workers is the best way they can show their appreciation for all their sacrifices.

“I think that’s a big thing for us, is coming together, you know, supporting everybody. And that’s what it is at the end of the day, and we’re gonna get through this and it doesn’t take just one business, it doesn’t take two it takes all of us to come together and get through that.”

“It shows just how great our community is and how willing we are spreading our love for food and health. It’s something that everyone in the world needs to have done.”

“Filipinos feed the Frontlines” has a goal of providing 10,000 meals to frontliners — but plans to do more as the need arises.

Learn more and donate here: KultivateLabs.com/frontlines.

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