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Tampa company joins #FeedtheER movement

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Posted at 5:41 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 07:26:53-04

ABC Action News first told you about the #FeedtheER movement in March.

A grassroots effort started by a Pasco County attorney to feed those on the frontlines.

Now, more than a month later, a Tampa company and non-profit are joining the cause.

RELATED: Pasco County lawyer starts #FeedtheER to help feed healthcare workers

Benefytt, a local health insurance technology company, wants to help feed more than 4,000 medical workers.

"We initially donated on a personal level and then decided as a company we had more resources and more reach," says Benefytt CEO and President Gavin Southwell.

They hope by matching donations and partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay that they will be able to do that.

"We want as many people to be involved, we're all at home feeling a little bit useless, I think this is a good opportunity where we can show our support to the people on the front line," explains Southwell.

The two are working with local businesses, some we've highlighted like The Stone Soup Company, to feed the healthcare workers, too. They're making the situation a win-win for all involved.

Southwell moved to Tampa about four years ago. He says during these hard times, Tampa has really come together.

"It's something we should all be proud of. This kind of effort is successful because of the community spirit, and I just think we can do more, we can get more businesses involved, we can get more individuals. It's wonderful how it's grown. We're happy to do our part," says Southwell.

Click here to help take part in their efforts.