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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 stationsEvergreen Hospital, KirklandBackpack BrigadeSaya-Valley Medical CenterMulticareUW CustodiansSeattle Police DepartmentSt. Joe’sHighline HospitalSeattle Children’s Hospital South ClinicBoys & Girls Club Snohomish CountyMedic One FoundationPediatric Interim CareYMCA SeaTacOverlake HospitalPeaks and Pints Ronnie and Shannon, at Shawn O’Donnell’s downtown restaurant, who helped us feed 200 night shift workers at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland and…

Do you have a wifi-capable laptop, notebook or tablet that you’re no longer using? Consider getting in touch with Seattle resident Adam Tratt, whose family is gathering and distributing laptops to schoolkids in need. I reached out to Adam (a good friend), who tells me it all began earlier this week with this story in the Seattle Times: “Confusion and Uncertainty on First Day of Mandated Remote Learning for Washington Stchool Districts.” He reached out…

Here’s a clever idea for those of you living in high-rise buildings: get a coordinator to organize regular (e.g., weekly or twice per week) deliveries from local restaurants you love. Have them drop it off at a known location in the building, and pick it up for reheating. Tips: You’ll need to coordinate payment from residents. You can use Venmo, for instance, or good old fashioned checks. I strongly suggest you get first three payments…

Several hospitals are calling on the public to make masks. Healthcare workers are not only dealing with a shortage of masks but also surgical gowns and protective eyewear. Hospital workers in Washington state have been making protective medical gear out of office supplies and other run-of-the-mill materials as they deal with a severe shortage of equipment needed to care for patients who may have COVID-19. Providence Hospital in Renton WA, Deaconess Hospital in Indiana are…

from Seattle Restaurant London Plane: “Over the past week, as we’ve thought about how best to take care of workers in our industry (restaurants), our minds also turned to who else could use our help right now. How could we share a resource — The London Plane kitchen — with those who are working on the front lines to contain this pandemic and treat the sick? Starting Wednesday 3/18 we will be sending 1,600 meals…