By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 13, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs announced today that they have launched a program called Cousins Cares, a campaign through which guests can pay it forward and order free meals to be delivered to hardworking, essential employees in Wisconsin.

"Every day, especially during these unprecedented times, we strive to make it better for our communities," notes Justin McCoy, Vice President of Marketing at Cousins Subs. "We’re looking forward to partnering with guests in our home state of Wisconsin to show appreciation for essential employees who are working diligently to improve the lives of our neighbors in need." 

As part of Cousins Cares, guests can place an order for a 20-Piece Party Box, which contains  a combination of ham and provolone and turkey subs, for delivery to an essential business in their community. Through April 30, all participants will receive $15 off their order of a 20-Piece Party Box and will not be charged a delivery fee. 

To place an order, customers simply need to call or visit a participating Cousins Subs location and provide the name, address and phone number of the essential business to which they'd like the party box delivered. Online and mobile orders cannot be accepted at this time. 

In response, businesses who receive the care packages are encouraged to post a photo of their Cousins Cares delivery order on social media using #CousinsCares and #LocalAtHeart.

Cousins Subs will introduce additional opportunities to pay it forward through Cousins Cares in the upcoming weeks. To find a Cousins Subs location participating in the Cousins Cares initiative, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.