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Alexandria Residents Start Organization to Feed Healthcare Workers

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Alexandria, VA – Ali Whitley and Jennifer Kearney Desiderio, two Alexandria residents, recently created Feed the Fight, ALX to help ensure the staff at area hospitals and medical centers receive proper nourishment.

The idea for the organization came from the duo’s friend Elena Tompkins, who started Feed the Fight DC, for the same purpose.

Given the fact that doctors and nurses work around the clock to care for those with COVID-19, it is essential to support them. And because local restaurants are struggling to stay in business, it is necessary to support them as well.

“Feed the Fight has the double impact of driving business to local restaurants working to stay operational and thanking healthcare workers fighting on the front lines by providing them meals,” said Desiderio and Whitley. “It is our desire to bring this kind of support to the hospitals and restaurants right here in Alexandria. ”

Want to help? You can donate or volunteer. To donate, click HERE.  Select Alexandria and Fairfax. To volunteer, write [email protected] or [email protected].

Feed the Fight ALX is a 501c3 organization.



Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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