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#WeSeeYouKSHB: Feed It Forward campaign sends 6,800 meals to front line workers

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Posted at 5:31 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 18:58:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Feed It Forward campaign delivered its last order of meals to Truman Hospital Friday.

The campaign worked to support a local restaurant, Jack Stack Barbecue, and keep health care workers fed as they care for COVID-19 patients.

“It was something that started off really small and [we] did not think it was going to do what it did,” BJ Kissel, an organizer, said. “It just shows that we kind of organized and had the idea, but it was people donating, it was the community coming together that really made this a thing in helping Jack Stack and obviously helping the health care workers.”

BJ and Megan Kissel were inspired by an act of kindness a woman showed their daughter. They decided they wanted to pay it forward to the people on the front lines of the pandemic.

Feed It Forward raised more than $52,000 through GoFundMe, and with that money sent about 6,800 meals to front line workers.

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