Employees of San Ysidro Health’s Campo location thank Frontline Foods for their donation of meals. Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Health.

Employees of San Ysidro Health’s Campo location thank Frontline Foods for their donation of meals. Photo courtesy of San Ysidro Health.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, several San Ysidro Health rural clinics in East County received a donation of meals for the organization’s front line staff from Frontline Foods as a thank you for their fearless dedication during this pandemic. Frontline Foods will also be delivering meals to San Ysidro Health’s sites and its frontline staff in the Central and West region of San Diego County in September. A total of 1,066 meals will be donated by the organization through restaurants.

San Ysidro Health is a non-profit organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable health care services for the entire family. The mission of San Ysidro Health is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve with access for all now and currently provides innovative care to more than 107,000 lives through a vast and integrated network of 42 program sites across San Diego County.

“We thank Frontline Foods for this incredible donation and recognition of our staff,” said Kevin Mattson, president and CEO, San Ysidro Health. “For the last six months, Team San Ysidro Health has shown up daily to make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve across the county and continues working tirelessly in order to help alleviate the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate the outpouring of support.”

San Ysidro Health remains open and continues to provide essential and accessible and affordable health care services for families, many of which are essential workers, across San Diego County.

“Frontline Foods San Diego is so happy to be able to recognize and send our love to all the amazing staff at San Ysidro Health,” said Brett Roggenkamp, Chapter Lead, Frontline Foods. “On behalf of our team, our donors, and our restaurant partners, we hope these meals serve as a reminder of how much you are appreciated by the SD Community at large. We have your back!”

Frontline Foods San Diego is a local non-profit that launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. They raise money from the community to pay local restaurants to make and deliver meals to essential workers on the frontlines. As of August, they have coordinated nearly 14,000 meals to 61 different healthcare and frontline organizations, all the while supporting 55 local restaurants.

San Ysidro Health has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help continue to provide essential health services in the safest manner for their 107,000 patients including rural families in East County. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will help support the following: COVID-19 testing and follow up care, SYHealth Telehealth services and healthcare services.

For more information regarding San Ysidro Health, services available and the COVID-19 Relief Fund please visit www.syhealth.org and www.syhc.org/covid-19/ or call 619-205-6792.