Thanks to donors like you, #bigthanks has now delivered over 3,500 meals to first responders and hard-hit communities throughout the Puget Sound.

  • 10 Seattle fire stations
  • Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland
  • Backpack Brigade
  • Saya-Valley Medical Center
  • Multicare
  • UW Custodians
  • Seattle Police Department
  • St. Joe’s
  • Highline Hospital
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital South Clinic
  • Boys & Girls Club Snohomish County
  • Medic One Foundation
  • Pediatric Interim Care
  • YMCA SeaTac
  • Overlake Hospital
  • Peaks and Pints

Your donations and the amazing positive energy of volunteers have made this possible. Together, we’ve let essential staff and communities know we support them, and we’ve passed on more than $30,000 to the food service industry of the Puget Sound. We’ve also helped connect restaurants and caterers with partner organizations, and we will continue to recognize them here.

Now that the COVID-19 crisis is moving into the next phase, as the curves are starting to flatten, after one last Gratitude Meals drop, we will be turning our focus to those communities that are deeply impacted by furloughs and layoffs. More on this soon.


I've lived in Seattle since 1991, and held jobs at Microsoft, Expedia and my own few startups. I've taught a class on innovation at the UW Foster School of Business. I love Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. I've got a wife, three kids and a dog, who, other than me, is by far the most difficult member of the household.

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