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Feb 2022
Published on March 14, 2022 by Ellen Y Kuwana
As violence against Asian Americans continues to be an issue (Stop AAPI Hate Campaign recorded more than 5,700 reports of anti-Asian hate in 2021, while NBC News reported a 339% increase in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2021), WeGotThisSeattle,...
It's fitting that this post is about gratitude: huge thanks go out to Top Chefs who re-created Season 18's KOKOSAN restaurant dishes from the classic Restaurant Wars episode:Shota Nakajima, Taku (Seattle)Maria Mazon, BOCA Tacos (Tucson)Jami...
October Update
Published on October 20, 2021 by Ellen Y Kuwana
We've hit a milestone: more than 50,000 frontline workers have been shown appreciation with a hot meal, treat, or coffee to thank them for their hard work these past—whew—20 months. It's been a challenging time for many, ma...
It's July--16 months in...
Published on July 11, 2021 by Ellen Y Kuwana
The June 19 event with Top Chef "cheftestants" Shota Nakajima and 5 other chefs from Top Chef was amazing! Many thanks to Chef Shota and team, plus chefs Gabe Erales, Sara Hauman, Brittanny Anderson, Roscoe Hall, and Sasha Grumman. Gilbert...
Join Chef Shota Nakajima, currently a contestant on Season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef, as he and 5 guest chefs from the show prepare a 6-course dinner benefiting local organization We Got This Seattle!...
Bid to Win Seats at a Private Copper River Salmon Dinner for 7 prepared by Chef Shota Nakajima & Friends! See https://bit.ly/FirstSalmon...
First Copper River Salmon to Arrive in Seattle May 18 Public Can Bid on Dinner Prepared by Chef Shota Nakajima and friends I'm overjoyed to announce a benefit dinner for...
It's been a massive week, and please see https://www.facebook.com/WeGotThisSeattle for more details (also a *new* Instagram account at W...
mid-February update
Published on February 16, 2021 by Ellen Y Kuwana
Some big events in the works! I am heartened by all the donations, also. 1) Every Weds and Thurs Mighty-O donuts in Greenlake is donating their delicious vegan donuts. Please say thank you if you go in there! We are getting them to medical...
December news
Published on December 9, 2020 by Ellen Y Kuwana
Nine months in, and the second wave, if we can call it that, is hitting. The United States has record numbers of COVID-19 cases. I am seeing firsthand how tired healthcare professionals are. Essential workers are at risk. A vaccine might be...
Bracing for next wave
Published on November 21, 2020 by Ellen Y Kuwana
It's hard for me to believe it's November already. I ran out of steam and stopped keeping such detailed track of the deliveries I have done, but I would estimate we're at 20,000 frontline workers that WeGotThisSeattle has f...
Hi everyone!I admit it...I got tired, so I've slowed down on delivering food to frontline sites. August has been a time to recharge a bit.I'm still delivering Starbucks coffee, Midnight Cookie Co. cookies, Essentia water and Mighty-O donuts...
Wow...we've exceeded 17,000 essential workers that's we've gotten fed (hot meals, cookies and chocolate) and hydrated (coffee, water, milk and energy drinks)!We've ordered delicious meals from more than 65 local restaurants, and delivered m...
Since March 13 (pizza delivery to UW Virology, who were working 8-hr shifts 24/7 processing COVID-19 tests), WeGotThisSeattle has:Delivered food and drink to 12,422 frontline workers Ordered meals from 71 local r...
This all started on March 13th when Ellen ordered Pagliacci pizza for UW Virology. Now, 8 weeks later, we've surpassed 10,000 workers fed and caffeinated!Along the way, we've: Made more than 200 deliveri...
With your help, we've fed 8,128 nurses, doctors, virologists, firefighters, policemen, and staff at food banks, women's shelters, and youth homeless shelters to date. We've also supported 42 restaurants around the city, many of which are...
As of April 27, we have fed and caffeinated more than 7,700 frontline workers.I am hearing from my contacts at clinics and hospitals that everyone is quite tired and morale is flagging.The food is not only a practical so...