Over the next 30 days, elderly residents and people with disabilities living within King County Housing Authority and Seattle Housing Authority residences will receive over 73,000 donated meals.
The meals will be prepped by Gourmondo, a Seattle business known for its gourmet boxed lunches that recently lost over 80% of its business due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The boxes will be funded by Amazon, King County Housing Authority, Seattle Housing Authority, and Gourmondo Co., who are working together to ensure that vulnerable residents continue to be supported.
“We are proud and grateful for Amazon’s support and for giving us the opportunity to do what we love most — serving meals to our community with love and care,” says CEO of Gourmondo, Alissa Leinonen.
In addition to providing healthy meals to vulnerable residents in its hometown, Amazon will continue to pay all hourly employees that support offices around the world during the time Amazon employees are asked to work from home.
Healthy meals for those who can’t safely leave home right now are critical. Amazon teamed up with @gourmondoco, King County Housing Authority and @Seattle_Housing to distribute more than 70,000 meals over the next month during the COVID-19 outbreak. https://t.co/LROQuY5qho pic.twitter.com/QA1sBJyLeL
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) March 30, 2020