The Feed the Fight (FTF) program was created in Washington, D.C. by Elena Tompkins and is now sprouting branches around the country.
Feed the Fight Kalamazoo, founded by Jodi Hope Michaels, Sally Hadden and Adam Strong-Morse is based on the Washington DC model to support the greater Kalamazoo area. This effort is built on a straightforward idea: the public donates money to FTF Kalamazoo, the money is used to purchase meals from local restaurants and then the meals are delivered to healthcare workers and first responders. The purchases support local restaurants while providing nourishing meals and a morale boost to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And the general public has a chance to demonstrate their gratitude while observing social distancing.
Feed the Fight Kalamazoo operates under the fiduciary umbrella of Colleagues International, a Kalamazoo-based citizen diplomacy organization and 501(c)(3) non-profit. Contributions to Feed the Fight Kalamazoo are tax deductible.
Ample Pantry Artisan Sandwich Bab El Salam
Bangkok Flavor BC Pizza and Subs
Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Blue Plate Bravo!
Brite Eyes Brewing
Central City Tap House
Chau Haus Schnitzel Station
Chinn Chinn ChocolaTea
Cove Lakeside Bistro
Curry in a Hurry
Fletcher’s Food Street
Full City Cafe Gorilla Gourmet
Hillside Indian Cuisine J. Gumbo Jersey Giant Subs Kazoopy’s Kelvin & Co. La Cantina LaFamilia Mexican Cafe
Louie’s Trophy House Maggie’s Cafe and Catering Main Street Pub West Main Martell’s
Middle Eastern Appetite
MOMA (Market on Michigan Ave.) Nick’s Gyros
Nina’s Cafe Nisker’s Char-Grill Burgers
Old Goat Olde Peninsula
Papa’s Italian Sausage
Premium Authentic Tamales
Presidential Brewing Co.
Rykse & Co.
Smoked Down BBQ Studio Grill Theo & Stacy’s Top Shelf Catering
University Roadhouse Walnut & Park Cafe
Wings Etc. Zeb’s
Hospitals and Health Organizations
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Community Living Options
Family Health Center
Kalamazoo County Dispatch Authority
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
Life EMS Ambulance
Pride Care Ambulance
Residential Opportunities Inc.
Donors, Sponsors, and Acknowledgements
Hugh and Marion Beattie Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo
Barbara & Preston Parish
Kimberly & Roger Stamper
John & Lorrie VerSteeg
We give thanks to more than 200 individual donors who have contributed–large and small–to make Feed the Fight Kalamazoo a reality.
How We're Helping
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We are especially grateful to the many volunteers who help make Feed the Fight Kalamazoo possible.
Get to know a little bit more about the people and processes that make it all possible.