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Meals of Gratitude

Provide special meals of gratitude to frontline workers in the COVID19 pandemic.

Estimated Annual Budget
Today's Balance
per year


Meals of Gratitude is all of us

Our contributors 933

Thank you for supporting Meals of Gratitude.

Flea Street Cafe

Core Contributor

$51,250 USD

Holly Tabor


$250 USD

Thanks to the Society of Women Engineers from C...

Karen Peterso...


$250 USD

Jeanne and Mi...


$100 USD

The Schmidt F...

$45,000 USD

Norman Fogelsong

$1000 in meals

$28,500 USD

Thanks, Jesse. You and your team are fantastic!!!

Divesh Makan

$20,000 USD

Stephen Brauer

$14,000 USD

Fidelity Char...

$11,800 USD


$10,000 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Contribution #181436
Contribution #741405


Award Grant
from Lisa Murphy to Meals of Gratitude
-$2,000.00 USD
Invoice #188707
Today’s balance

$9,771.19 USD

Total raised

$446,388.30 USD

Total disbursed

$436,617.11 USD

Estimated annual budget

$32.75 USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Meals of Gratitude

Updates on our activities and progress.

How to generate a donation tax receipt using Open Collective

Meals of Gratitude Community- Thank you so much for your continued generosity, and helping us to serve so many people. As tax season is upon us, we wanted to send out information that might be helpful. You should have received a receipt by...
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Published on April 2, 2021 by Holly Tabor

Update and moving forward as needs increase

December 7, 2020 To Our Meals of Gratitude Supporters- In this season, and in this uncertain time, we have much to be thankful for. But we are especially thankful for all of you, and for your support. With your help, we have delivered...
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Published on December 7, 2020 by Holly Tabor

Update and Addressing Devastating Fires

August 21, 2020To Our Meals of Gratitude Supporters-We want to thank each of you for so much for your amazing support. With your help, since March we have delivered loving meals and virtual hugs to nearly 15,500 frontline health care worker...
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Published on August 22, 2020 by Holly Tabor


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Second Update: A new direction!

Published on May 21, 2020 by Holly Tabor

May 20, 2020 Dear Friends of Meals of Gratitude We are happy to share a new direction for feeding frontline health care workers during this crisis. We were recently informed that the need at SHC has diminished (all good). We reached out ...

First of two Meals of Gratitude updates

Published on May 19, 2020 by Holly Tabor

May 19, 2020 Dear Friends of Meals of Gratitude: Today and tomorrow we will be sending you important Meals of Gratitude Updates. First, today we wanted to give you an update on what we have done so far, with your help and support! Weeks ...

Thank you, updates and a new goal!

Published on April 15, 2020 by Holly Tabor

April 15, 2020 Dear Friends, Family and Supporters of Meals of Gratitude- Have we ever lived through a time where so much has changed, for so many, so fast? It’s hard to believe that less than a month ago, starting with a late-night conv...


In this time of crisis and uncertainy, many of us are looking for a way to make a difference. With the help and vision of Jesse Ziff Cool, we have started "Meals of Gratitude". We will provide amazing, special, delicious meals to some of our frontline healthcare providers and support staff, starting at Stanford hospital. Your donation can help.

Our providers are working so hard and being so brave, for all of us. Many of them are separating themselves from their families to protect them, but that increases their burden and stress. We want to show them how much we as a community support them. Jesse and her team will make very special, individualized meals for rotating group of these heroes. Your donation will help pay some of Jesse's staff to prepare, box and deliver the meals.

Several providers have shared with us that the idea of this effort brings them to tears, and makes them feel our support. Help us complete this triangle: community to workforce to providers.

For more information, please visit our website at, our facebook page, and our Twitter.

Our team

Flea Street Cafe

Core Contributor

Holly Tabor

Thanks to the Society of Women Engineers from C...