Sweetgreen is assisting healthcare workers — here’s what you can do to chip in

As healthcare workers continue to vigilantly battle the COVID-19 pandemic, American fast casual restaurant Sweetgreen recently announced that it launched the Sweetgreen Impact Outpost Fund, in collaboration with celebrity chef José Andrés’ nonprofit World Central Kitchen, to support emergency workers and other medical personnel.

The fund is part of a larger initiative — Impact Outpost — that has served approximately 10,000 meals to the doctors, nurses and other workers who have been at the frontline. Its purpose appears to be in line with that of World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in light of natural disasters.

“Together, not only will we reach more hospitals, but we’ll also work with new COVID-19 relief sites, including schools, senior centers, and vulnerable communities,” Sweetgreen notes on its website.

Founded in 2007 by former Georgetown students Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet and Nathaniel Ru, Sweetgreen serves what it calls “simple, healthy food,” from salad bowls to fish tacos. It currently has more than 90 locations in eight states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“We’re always looking for ways to source smarter, to make better decisions and to help Sweetgreen and its customers be a positive force in the world and on the food system,” the chain’s mission statement reads. “We feel a great sense of responsibility and pride to change what it means to be in the business of feeding people.”

If you’re interested in helping healthcare workers during this time by donating to Sweetgreen’s fund, click here.

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