California-based vegan superfood chain Blue Bowl is currently raising funds to deliver its nutrient-rich superfood bowls to local healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. The chain’s GoFundMe campaign has so far raised nearly $14,000 for the initiative. Each $10 contribution buys one superfood bowl for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for health professionals and hospital admin and support staff at Children’s Hospital Orange County, St. Joseph Hospital, and UCI Medical Center, while continuing to employ Blue Bowl’s over 100 staff members. Blue Bowl’s four locations are located within blocks of the three medical centers.
The GoFundMe page includes a note from Blue Bowl co-owners Teague, Ish, and Craig. “We are raising funds to feed the healthcare warriors on the front lines that will defeat you,” the letter, addressed to COVID-19 itself, reads. “We are a veteran-owned small business fighting to keep our lights on because of you. You will not destroy our jobs and you will not destroy what we do.”