Our mission to Feed the Frontline Heroes BN is two-fold. It is about fueling the extraordinary efforts of our city’s health and safety workers who are selflessly giving of themselves to fight this pandemic from the frontlines while in tandem, supporting our local restaurants and their employees who are working hard to keep their business operational during the strain of COVID-19.
Our initial goal of $20,000 will provide 2,000 meals, starting with an initial delivery to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. With your help we can not only meet but exceed this goal!
Feeding Frontline Heroes BN started when a group of Real Estate professionals from the BNAR Young Professionals Network Group came together looking for a way to continue their mission of service work while still maintaining their social distance during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Staying at home, while being the right thing to do, left us feeling helpless, like there was more we could be and should be doing with the gifts we have to give back to this community that we love and serve. There just had to be a way to share that love with the heroes of Bloomington-Normal who were risking their health & safety every day so that we had the ability to be safe at home. There had to be a way we could rally the real estate industry to show our appreciation, and that way was to share the love by sharing a meal.
OUR RESTAURANT PARTNERS
2205 E Oakland Ave Suite A2, BLM, IL | (309) 828-0324 | http://www.grandcafellc.com/
The Grand Cafe has been serving home-style Chinese-American cuisine since 1921. Their recipes, cooking methods, and menus have been handed down for generations. Grand Cafe has been a cornerstone in our community and has been recognized for its outstanding cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff.
606 N. Clinton St, BLM, IL | (309) 824-0803 | www.annieseatsblono.com
Annie's Eats is a small local BBQ establishment that started off doing Kansas City Barbecue Society competitions ll across the Midwest for more than a decade. After taking home numerous First, second, and third place prizes in dozens of different competitions they decided to make it official. In July of 2018 they opened their location on Clinton St. with a goal of bringing the love we have for food and family and sharing it with others. Specializing in carry out and catering, Annie's Eats is partnering with us to provide a selection of warm, delicious meals, safely individually packaged and delivered to our frontline heroes.
How can YOU help?
This is where YOU come in - every $10 you donate provides 1 hot meal for a Frontline Hero and helps cover wage and tips for the restaurant employees.
Together we will make a difference in the lives of our community heroes who tirelessly risk their health & safety in order to protect ours!
Together we will share the love by sharing a meal!
In addition, we are supporting the recent State of Illinois mandate to wear facial masks in public in order to protect the health and safety of our clients and fellow agents by offering our new BNAR Feeding Frontline Heroes BN masks.
If you are interested in these adjustable, cotton, made in the USA, CDC approved face masks you may opt to receive 1 BNAR Feeding Frontline Heroes BN facial mask with every $5 donation increment.
To select, check yes or no when prompted upon placing your donation. As supplies are limited, please specify only the quantity you require. Masks will be available for a safe, no-contact pick-up from the BNAR office.
Thank you to our BNAR Affiliate Donor Partners!
(These donors are BNAR Affiliate Members who have donated their yearly sponsorship funds to benefit this initiative )
Thank you to our Justice League-level 'Super-Donors'!
(Donors in this category generously donated $500 - $999)
The Robert Garcia Team
Thank you to our Guardians of the Galaxy-level 'Super-Donors'!
(Donors in this category generously donated $250 - $499)
Ron Briscoe, Busey Bank
Thank you to our X Men-level 'Super-Donors'!
(Donors in this category generously donated $100 - $249)
Amy Yoder, Chicago Title