By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Apr 07, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Over 100 meals are scheduled for delivery tomorrow to doctors, nurses and support staff treating coronavirus patients at Froedtert Memorial Hospital.

The meals, which will be delivered at noon and 4:30 p.m. include Rushing Waters wild caught salmon burgers on a bed of organic quinoa with lemon, vegetables and avocado mousse; organic curry carrot soup, Outpost juice with an optional ginger shot; a silver dollar roll from Breadsmith and an energy ball comprised of organic dates, nuts and coconut.

The meals, packaged in reuseable mason jars, are the the product of an initiative called Healthy Eats for Milwaukee's Hospital Heroes, an initiative which aims to provide 120 freshly prepared meals once a week to frontline workers. The initiative also aims to support local food businesses which have seen a drop-off in business due to a reduction in sales from restaurant customers.

The initiative is a collaboration between Milwaukee attorney Jay Urban, who kicked off the project with a $5,000 matching donation and Kathy Papineau, owner of MKE Localicious Catering, who prepares the meals for delivery.

Thus far, the initiative has raised a total of $10,000; but more is needed to continue doing the work they are doing.

Donations are being accepted to support the continued work of Healthy Eats for Milwaukee's Hospital Heroes. Interested parties can donate directly through PayPal.

Checks can also be made out to MKE Localicious and sent to 531 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, 53212.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

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.