COVID-19 is placing historic economic hardships on local restaurants and eateries throughout Durham. And at the same time, our local health care system is on the front line of this crisis. Nurses, doctors, and other health care providers and workers are facing mounting physical and emotional demands.

Feed The Fight Durham NC is following a national model with the goal to support local restaurants and to support and bolster morale for our local health care workers during this difficult time. Feed The Fight Durham NC is raising money to pay restaurants to provide 50 $10-$15 meals at a time to be delivered to a Duke Health or Durham VA Health Care facility. 

We're now partnering with Frontline Foods to accept tax-exempt donations on behalf of World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef Jose Andres. 100% of the proceeds will be invested in Durham NC.

Thank you for your consideration!

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Feed the Fight Durham NC was organized by long-time Durham residents Julia Love, Susan Branion, Lindsay Hoyle, Judy May, and Ann McLain; has a Facebook page showing it's many members, and has the support of City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel, Duke Health, Durham VA Health Care, Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake, Lincoln Community Health Center, and more than 50 of Durham's restaurants.

Ringleader: Founder Julia Love graduated from Duke, married fellow Blue Devil Rob, and raised 3 sons with the help of Durham Public Schools. Julia is a partner in Newbould Love Strategies, a biotech sourcing consulting company.

Tech Whiz: Ann McLain is another Duke grad who stayed in Durham. Married to Barry Seaver, Ann is an independent IT project management consultant.


Creative One: Local artist Judy May is a long-time Durham resident married to David, parents of 4 DPS attendees, and her daughter-in-law is a PA at Duke Health.


Social Media Hotshot: Lindsay Hoyle is a recent Wake Forest graduate with a Duke baseball player brother. Lindsay is back in her native Durham working remotely for her NYC marketing position.


Restaurant Wrangler: Susan Branion lives in Durham with her husband Joby, a Duke grad who played football. Susan manages to know every restaurant in Durham and still sees all her 3 youngest sons’ DPS activities (her oldest son is a DPS grad).