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Restaurants giving back to the community during the coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 17:34:41-04

It's certainly not an easy time for the food and beverage industry, and yet, many restaurants are doing all they can to help others, especially those who are risking their lives to take care of sick patients.

Here are just a few restaurants who are working to make a difference:

Towson Hot Bagels started a donation campaign called Meal2Heal. All donations will be used to buy Bagel Boxes for people working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak such as healthcare works and first responders. THB will match donations up to $100,000. To make a donation to Meal2Heal, click here. Also, takeout orders for all hospital employees are 50% off.

Ryleigh's Oyster House in Hunt Valley is holding a Curbside-que this Saturday April 4 from 12-8 p.m. They will selling to-go orders of BBQ from Roseda Beef and paper products like toilet paper and paper towels. Any first responder or health care worker who places an order gets their first menu item for free.

Hotel Revival is handing out fresh produce and bagged lunches on Saturday April 4 for anyone in the Baltimore community in need. The produce is from Coastal Sunbelt Produce and Hungry Harvest and the bagged lunches are from the hotel's rooftop restaurant Topside. The meal giveaway will go from 12-3 p.m.

Joanna's Cafe in Dundalk is taking orders for grocery boxes filled with staples like eggs, milk, bread and deli meats. The cafe is also accepting donations to purchase grocery boxes for families who are in need.

Jimmy's Famous Seafood is planning a livestream benefit concert for Saturday April 11. It will feature local musicians playing in remote locations. They will be collecting donations for charities that are helping people impacted by the coronavirus. They are also planning to donate meals to local hospitals.

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