Your FAQ's answered!
What is Pay it Forward Frontline? This is a grassroots effort to allow our community to show appreciation for frontline workers while also providing needed income for the locally owned restaurants we love.
How does it work? Community members donate funds to local restaurants to cover the tab for a frontline worker's meal. Restaurants keep that tab of amount donated and available for use. Frontline workers are then able to have a meal for free, as a thank you for the work they are doing!
How do I donate? Select a restaurant you wish to support and phone in your Pay it Forward Frontline funds, paying with a credit card. You can give any amount towards the fund and you can add money with or without your own order of food. Some restaurants allow you to donate easily online!
Are donations tax-deductible? No, these donations are not tax-deductible.
Who is a "frontline worker"? These are workers deemed essential and working in high-risk environments so the rest of us can have the important services we need. Examples include: Police, medical workers, nursing home workers, grocery cashiers.
Won't some people take advantage of this? Maybe. We encourage restaurants to ask for worker ID to verify the frontline worker status.
Is there a limit to the amount of food someone can get? Yes, most restaurants limit the food to one meal at this time.
Shouldn't we be concerned for those who've lost their jobs? Absolutely! There are many places to donate funds, food, and other necessities to help those in need.