BUSINESS + ECONOMY

“Food Bombers” help first responders and local restaurants

Apr 21, 2020, 5:28 PM | Updated: 7:52 pm

Photo courtesy of -Just a Mom...

Photo courtesy of -Just a Mom

PROVO — Instead of sitting around during the period of  “Stay Home and Stay Safe,” Heidi & The Food Bomber Team decided to get busy helping others.

The Food Bomber Team thought if the “Candy Bomber” could distribute candy to cheer up the citizens of Germany they could do the same to feed first responders.

Candy Bomber – Getty Images

Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the “Candy Bomber” was most known for dropping candy to German children during the Berlin Airlift,

The “Food Bomber” Concept

The team’s mission is to deliver “food bombs” (meals) to emergency room personnel, fire departments & other first responders while supporting local restaurants in the process.

Delivering food to medical personnel at the University of Utah – photo courtesy of Just a Mom

Founder of the campaign, Heidi Smith, said the purpose of the Food Bomber Team is to “enlist local restaurants impacted adversely by COVID-19 to “food bomb” our frontline heroes.”

The Food Bombers uses 100% of donations to feed those on the frontlines with locally sourced food from community restaurants.

Smith said she hopes “restaurants get more business and the frontlines feel our gratitude and support,” throughout the pandemic.

Where the team strikes

The Food Bomber Team has dropped by a handful of small businesses and healthcare facilities throughout northern Utah.

Food Bomber Strikes – Photo Courtesy of Just a Mom

The campaign launched on Easter weekend and has already struck 15 businesses and facilities.

Supporting the Food Bombers

The campaign is based solely on donations.  Smith stated the Food Bombers will continue their efforts until they’ve run out of funds.

Smith ends her message on a positive one–we’re all in this together.

To learn more about the Food Bomber Team, visit their website.

 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Business + Economy

Lake Powell as seen from Navajo Mountain. The Navajo Nation is asking why their request for funding...

Eric Cabrera

Navajo Nation left wondering why funding continually denied

The Navajo Nation is asking why their request for funding for a road has been denied for the last 15 years.

17 hours ago

Now hiring sign...

PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer

US economy grew solid 3.2% in fourth quarter, a slight downgrade from government’s initial estimate

Far from stumbling, the economy grew 2.5% for all of 2023, topping the 1.9% growth in 2022.

20 hours ago

baby feet, utah postpartum retreat helps new moms...

Britt Johnson

Utah company aims to help postpartum moms with special retreats

The founder of Utah Postpartum Retreat said she thinks new moms are at high risk for developing postpartum mood disorders because they lack support.

21 hours ago

Power lines are pictured in utah, utah has lower electricity bill than other states...

Tammy Kikuchi

Study shows Utahns pay cheapest electricity bills in the country

Utah residents are paying less for power than any other state. Rocky Mountain Power says they work hard to keep it that way.

1 day ago

Welcome to Tooele sign is pictured on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.A Child was taken to a nearby Hospita...

Britt Johnson

Tooele Valley Airport to get some major updates

A new master plan for the Tooele Valley Airport will be shared with the public this week.

1 day ago

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks on student loan debt forgiveness, in the Roosevelt Room of the Wh...

AAMER MADHANI, COLLEEN LONG and COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press

Biden says too many Americans are saddled with school debt as he cancels federal loans for 153,000

The first round of forgiveness from the SAVE plan will clear will help with $1.2 billion in student loans.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

“Food Bombers” help first responders and local restaurants