Join Us in Feeding the Fight

We are grateful citizens working together to provide meals to health care workers and first responders in the greater Kalamazoo area.

Frankly, I’ve been itching to do something as the health situation has spiraled downward and I know many others feel the same. This is it – Feed the Fight Kalamazoo.

Sally Hadden, Co-founder Feed the Fight, Kalamazoo

About Us

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.

“Your work over this past year has been nothing short of amazing. When so many other individuals went to shelter in place on the governor’s order you immediately went to work and thought – how can you support your communities and particularly the essential workers on the frontline?…On behalf of the Family Health Center, we are honored to present you with a 2020 Healthcare Hero award.” 

–Denise Crawford, CEO of Family Health Center

Participating Restaurants & Health Care Organizations


Interested restaurant owners willing to participate, please fill out this online form, and thank you!

600 Kitchen
Ample Pantry

Artisan Sandwich
Bab El Salam
Bangkok Flavor
BC Pizza and Subs
Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Big Apple Bagel
Bilbo’s Pizza
Blue Plate
Bomba’s BBQ
Breakfast at Tiffiny’s
Brite Eyes Brewing
C&M Catering
Cairo’s Kitchen
Centre Street Tap House
Central City Tap House
Chau Haus Schnitzel Station
Chicken Coop
Chinn Chinn
Confections with Convictions
Cove Lakeside Bistro
Crow’s Nest
Cumin Indian Cuisine
Curry in a Hurry
Fieldstone Grill
Fiesta Burrito
Food Street
Full City Cafe
Gorilla Gourmet



Hillside Indian Cuisine
Huey D’s Goodies
J. Gumbo
Jersey Giant Subs
Kelvin & Co.

Kitchen House
La Cantina

LaFamilia Mexican Cafe
La Finca
Layla’s Cool Pops
Load a Spud
Louie’s Trophy House

Maggie’s Cafe and Catering
Main Street Pub Portage
Main Street Pub West Main
Maui Poke Bowl
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
Mi Pueblo
Middle Eastern Appetite
MOMA (Market on Michigan Ave.)
Nick’s Gyros
Nina’s Cafe
Nisker’s Char-Grill Burgers
Nonla Burger
Nonla Taqueria
O’Duffy’s Pub
Oakwood Bistro
Old Goat
Olde Peninsula
Olga’s Kitchen
One Well Brewing


Papa’s Italian Sausage
Paradise Cafe
People’s Food Co-Op (PFC)
Pho on the Block
Pop City Popcorn
Premium Authentic Tamales
Presidential Brewing Co.

Rasa Ria
Rolling Soul BBQ
Roma’s Pizza
Rooster’s Call
Rykse & Co.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
Sarkozy Bakery and Cafe
Sichuan Cuisine
Skinny Kenny’s BBQ
Smoked Down BBQ
Specialty Cheesecake & Dessert Co.
Studio Grill
Teresa’s Kitchen
Thai Cafe
The Lunch Box
Theo & Stacy’s
Top Shelf Catering
University Roadhouse
Up North Sandwich & Pasty Co.
Victorian Bakery

Walnut & Park Cafe
Weller Barbecue
Wing Heaven
Wings Etc.
Y’Opa Frozen Yogurt


Hospitals and Health Organizations

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Community Living Options

Family Health Center

Kalamazoo County Dispatch Authority

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

Life EMS Ambulance

Pride Care Ambulance 

Residential Opportunities Inc.

WMU Sindecuse Health Center

Donors, Sponsors, and Acknowledgements

Major Donors

Baker Charitable Foundation

Hugh and Marion Beattie Fund of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation

Bronson Health Foundation

Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo

Mike and Sharon Seelye Family Foundation

United Way of the
Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region


Monika Barker
Robin Burpee
Judith Kay Chase
Donna Dunyak
Greg Elfring
Monica Elfring
Andy Fletcher
Linda Fox
Chris & Melissa Gunter
Cristin Grove
Aaron Harp
Judy Huth

Jamie & Frank Jeremy
Todd Kuhn
Leslie Lami-Reed
Ann LaPoint
Allan & Rita Lareau
Kevin Lesperance
Josh Manning
Ed Martini
B. William Maxey
Douglas Mitchell
George Opdyke
Barbara & Preston Parish
Ben Pompey
Rodger Parzyck

Sylvia Roederer
Kathleen Rooney
St. Augustine Cathedral School Staff & Students
Jana Schulman
Kerry Seaver-Block
Kimberly & Roger Stamper
Kathleen Stryker-Clark
Bonnie Sullivan
Elizabeth Teviotdale
John & Lorrie VerSteeg
Genanne Zeller

We give thanks to more than 350 individual donors who have contributed–large and small–to make Feed the Fight Kalamazoo a reality.

How We're Helping

Total Meals Delivered

9941 Meals

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.