While there are plenty of things that are harder to do while under a stay-at-home order, there are a multitude of options to do good for your community and healthcare workers. These Boston restaurants are doing their part to give back to the community, whether it be donating meals to hospitals or feeding those who are now unemployed for free. 

1. Cafe Landwer

You can sponsor a meal for workers on the front lines at a local Boston hospital. For every three meals donated to a healthcare institution, Cafe Landwer will donate a fourth additional meal. You can donate the meal to a specific department, or whichever one needs it the most. Call (617) 383-5786 or click here to start an order.

2. Shy Bird

Shy Bird is contributing to Off Their Plate, a Boston-based organization that is providing front line workers with meals. If you order from Shy Bird's website, you can add a donation of $5 - $100 for the organization.

3. Cuppacoffee

Aussie-based Cuppacoffee is keeping one location (57 Traveler Street) open seven days a week from 7 am to 1 pm for front line workers. 

4. Little Donkey 

You can buy a gift card from Little Donkey to use when they re-open to support their staff. Half of the gift card purchase proceeds are going to a staff fund. They are also working with Off Their Plate to make meals for healthcare workers in Boston.

5. Flour Bakery + Cafe 

Use this link to donate breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner to healthcare workers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

6. Luke's Lobster

While their Boston location has temporarily closed, you can still donate online here. You can buy a DIY lobster roll kit to be shipped out to hospitals on top of Luke's Lobster donations.

7. Anoush'ella Kitchen

Anoush'ella is providing free meals to hospitality workers who have lost their jobs. The South End location is the only one currently open.

8. Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao is donating 10% of their sales to No Kid Hungry, an organization that fights food insecurity and provides children with healthy meals. Order a meal to-go or for delivery to contribute.

9. La Catrina

You can give in two ways through La Catrina. For every burrito you donate to a front line worker, La Catrina will also donate one. To help out their employees, buy a gift card, and 50% of proceeds will go to their Employee Relief Fund. To participate in either, click here.

10. Talulla

Talulla has created a "Casseroles for a Cause" menu to benefit kids in Cambridge who rely on school meals to eat. Fill out this form or call (617) 714-5584 to order. They will donate 10 bagged lunches for every casserole purchased or 5 bagged lunches for every soup purchased. 

Boston is, always has been, and will continue to proudly be #BostonStrong. Now, Bostonians have the opportunity to give back to a community that has given so much to them. COVID-19 may have taken a lot away from us, but it can't take away our ability to help out. 

No matter where you are, do a good deed if you're able to. To donate to other organizations missioned with feeding the front line, check out Off Their Plate and Frontline Food