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Lend a hand

to our two frontlines

Off Their Plate is a grassroots movement that began with a simple idea: rally around the tireless frontline COVID healthcare workers and restore work and livelihoods to our community frontline workforce.

We can do more than stay home. Off Their Plate is a conduit for the community to provide during a moment of crisis: nutritious meals to the hospital teams we depend on, and jobs to those who have lost them. 

Together, we can help take one thing Off Their Plate.

If you are in a position to make a more substantial donation or are a corporation, email:

Your donations thus far will support
Work Hours
$ 10000

What we provide

Hero Meals

Nutrient-dense, uplifting meals for our frontline hospital workers. Powered by our local restaurants and workforce.

Hero Kits

Groceries for those who can't make the trip. Packed with care by community workforce.

Our mission is simple 

We create work and restore wages at local restaurants…

… who in turn make meals to feed our frontline healthcare providers  

The communities we’re serving

Restaurant Partners


San Francisco


Los Angeles

New York

Healthcare Partners


Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston Medical Center

Massachusetts General Hospital

BIDMC Dot House Dorchester

Carney Hospital Boston

Healthcare for the Homeless

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Roxbury VA

San Francisco



SF Community Clinic Consortium

Los Angeles





New York

NYU Langone



Mount Sinai Queens



Get involved

For every $100 donated, you send 10 meals to our COVID frontline and restore 3 shift hours to the community.

For every $500 donated, you send 50 meals to our COVID frontline and restore 13 shift hours to the community.

For 501(c)(3) receipts and donation

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Corporations and larger private donations:

For anything else:

How it began

Off Their Plate was born over breakfast, where most good ideas originate. By dinner, the initiative brought on two of Boston’s top chefs: Tracy Chang (PAGU) and Ken Oringer (Little Donkey, Toro, Uni, Coppa) and our first hospital: Brigham and Women’s. In a little over a week, Off Their Plate had raised over $210k in donations and launched in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles.

This work is powered by a coalition of private citizens, medical students, socially-minded restaurant owners, hospital leaders and the communities around them. If you would like to join our effort or contribute in a creative way, please email

Who we are

The effort is spearheaded by Natalie Guo with generous support and leadership from a coalition of like-minded individuals. 


Tracy Chang, Chef

Ken Oringer, Chef

Jamie Bissonnette, Chef

Jason Doo, Chef

Jens Brenninkmeyer

Amrita Mainthia

Brittany Urick

Beth Altringer

Larissa Zou

Sam Garwin

Nick Smith

Caroline Behr

Colby Hyland

Richard Lu


San Francisco

Christine Kanoff

Leila Mashouf

Neeka Mashouf

Nancy Chou

Olivia Reaney

Los Angeles

Niki Sri-Kumar

Elena Devac

Siena Chiang

Ruchi Desai

Quinn Shelton

Jenny Li

Sophie Farrar

New York

Bonnie Cao

Morgan Cheatham

Katherine Degnen

Sherman Leung

Adam Driesman

Sissi Nie

Leah Wong

Will Tso


Lily Dattilo

Brittany Urick

Special thanks to our partners

Off Their Plate partners with CommonWealth Kitchen in the Boston area, and World Central Kitchen globally to process donations.