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Brazos Feed It Forward seeks to support front-line workers battling COVID-19

Donations from private and public supporters will go to fund prepared meals from local restaurants for those who are risking so much to help protect the community.
Credit: Brazos Feed It Forward

COLLEGE STATION, Texas —

Brazos Feed It Forward is a grassroots community fundraiser that seeks to utilize the generosity of the citizens of the Brazos Valley to support the frontline workers in the battle against COVID-19.  Donations from private and public supporters will go to fund prepared meals from local independent restaurants for those who are risking so much to protect the community. 

BCS Local Flavor, an organization of locally owned independent restaurants, started organizing restaurants to participate in providing food for front line workers in the middle of March. Unaware of these efforts, local business owner, Hugh Stearns, began raising money to provide the same kind of support. It did not take long for the two efforts to merge into a single community focus. 

“This is a virtuous cycle of rare form," said Stearns. "Those people putting themselves on the front lines providing service to support our community in these difficult times deserve so much gratitude. In the midst of struggling to save their businesses, the restaurants of BCS Local Flavor were also thinking about how they could serve their community. With a single donation we can support our local restaurants and other front line workers like nurses, doctors and grocery store workers. The beautiful thing is that our locally owned independent restaurants put up to three times more money into our local economy. You would be hard-pressed to find a better stimulus.”

Brazos Feed It Forward explains that it exists to provide nourishing food and gratitude for the frontline workers in the local battle against COVID-19. It also wants to provide a means for the community as a whole to connect to and support the important work being done. And, finally, the organization wishes to provide support for our locally-owned restaurants and their staff.

“My prayers are that this crisis never reaches the point of truly having a large number of people that are in need of basic food however I am passionate about helping as many folks that need it financially as well as folks that are in the clinics and hospitals,” said  Wade Beckman, owner of Amico Nave and Shipwreck Grill.

Brazos Feeds It Forward is partnering with The Bubba Moore Foundation, a long-standing nonprofit community partner, to ensure donor confidence with transparency and fiscal accountability. They also have partnerships with both Baylor Scott & White and CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital, other local food providers and government agencies. 

The following local businesses are participating in the Brazos Feed It Forward program: 

  • 3rd on Main 
  • All the King's Men 
  • Amico Nave 
  • Blue Baker 
  • C&J Barbeque 
  • Casa Rodriguez 
  • Chicken Oil Company 
  • Dixie Chicken 
  • Fargos Pit BBQ 
  • Harvey Washbangers 
  • Hullabaloo Diner 
  • J. Cody's Steaks & BBQ 
  • Kolache Capital Bakery & Cafe 
  • MAD Taco 
  • Madden's 
  • Nam Cafe 
  • Northgate Juice Joint 
  • Ronin 
  • Rx Pizza 
  • Shipwreck Grill 
  • Smitty K’s 
  • Stella Southern Cafe 
  • The Proudest Monkey 
  • The Village Cafe 
  • Urban Table 
  • Veritas Wine & Bistro

If you wish to donate to Brazos Feed It Forward, go to www.bcslocalflavor.com

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