Frontier helping the frontline with consistent meal donations
Throughout the country, there are hundreds of thousands of first responders on the frontline, fighting COVID-19 and helping patients suffering from this virus. Community members, including right here in Chicago, have also stepped up to serve others. We at Marquee Sports Network want to recognize all of these Hometown Heroes for their efforts.
Frontier Chicago’s chef partner Brian Jupiter had an opportunity come his way when the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Power of 10 Initiative reached out to him to help cover costs of meals that would be going to frontline workers and essential businesses.
“It was an opportunity that was brought to me for the Power of 10 Initiative. They allowed me to distribute 1,000 meals a week,” Jupiter said.
This started back in April. Frontier kept this initiative going throughout the entire stay-at-home order. Meals were donated to hospitals, first responders, YMCAs, youth centers and much more.
“People were extremely grateful for us even showing up during the time where everyone was kind of locked down,” Jupiter said.
As the city of Chicago and state of Illinois start to enter Phase 4 of re-opening, Jupiter and his staff are starting to see all their community service come back to them.
“I would just like to thank people,” Jupiter said. “During this time, we stayed open. A lot of places did not. We were able to do so because people kept supporting us during that time by ordering takeout and supporting all the meal kits and stuff we were putting together. I was proud to be a part of that movement and somewhat of a pioneer of it all.”
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