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Feeding the Front Lines KC

Cerner and First Hand launched Feeding the Front Lines KC to show support for the health care professionals and first responders who are working around the clock to care for patients and save lives. The Front Lines initiative partnered with local restaurants to help bolster their businesses and provide delicious meals to essential workers.

Feeding the Front Lines KC is wrapping up its deliveries and closed to new donors. You can read more about First Hand’s other contributions in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery here.

Recap KC
  • Delivery Locations

    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission and 3 community hospital locations Belton Regional Medical Center Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village
    Brookdale Wornall Place Carnegie Village Senior Living Community Cerner Kids Learning Centers
    Children's Mercy Hospital Adele Hall Campus Children's Mercy Employer Clinic Children's Mercy Home Care Team
    City of Lenexa Employer Clinic Fitzgibbon Hospital Forest Creek Memory Care
    Healthe Clinic (WHQ and Innovations Campus) Kansas City EMS Division Kansas City Fire Department
    Kansas City Hazmat Division Kansas City Hospice House Kansas City VA Medical Center
    Lee's Summit Medical Center Liberty Hospital McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
    Menorah Medical Center Miami County Medical Center Mission Chateau Senior Living
    North Kansas City HospitalOlathe Medical Center Operating Engineers Employer Clinic
    Providence Medical Center Research Medical Center - 3 locations Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas CitySaint Luke's East Hospital Saint Luke's Hospital
    Saint Luke's North Hospital (Barry Road and Smithville)Saint Luke's South Hospital and 7 community hospital locations Sprint Employer Clinic
    St. Mary's Medical Center Stratford Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care Truman Medical Centers Health Sciences District
    Truman Medical Centers LakewoodUnified Government of Wyandotte County Employer Cinic University of Kansas Health System - 14 locations


    Restaurant Partners

    Above and Beyond Catering Aladdin Café Banksia
    Big Momma's Bloom Baking Co. Blue Pot Catering
    Brancato's Catering Brewbaker's Bar & Grill BurgerFi
    Caffetteria Modern Cafe Chicken N Pickle DeVine Catering and Events
    Fiorella's Jack Stack BarbecueGoodcents Deli Fresh Subs Hawaiian Bros. Island Grill
    Jackson's CateringJersey Boyz Deli & Subs Jimmy John's
    K-Macho's Longboards Wraps & Bowls Manny's Mexican Restaurant
    McAlister's DeliMeshuggah Bagels Minsky's Pizza
    The Mixx Neighborhood Café Paola Country Club
    Quiznos Smokin' Guns BBQ Snead's BBQ
    Spin! PizzaSohaila's KitchenTwisted Fresh
    Ugly Joe's Sports Bar & GrillWaldo Pizza Lee's Summit Wrap it Up Tex Mex Grill
    Zarda BBQ


    Thank You!

    First Hand provided an initial $25,000 match for individual contributions. Thanks to our supporters’ inspiring generosity, we quickly surpassed our initial fundraising goal.

    Generous Donors

    $50,000
    Special thanks to Kessinger Hunter and partners who combined their efforts to feed our heroes in health care with the Feeding the Front Lines KC initiative. With the Kessinger Hunter and partners contribution, we will be able to extend our impact throughout the community. Kessinger Hunter's partners include Atwood & Palmer, Atterbury Family Foundation, Country Club Bank and the Paul Denzer and Sue Bernstein Fund.
    $5,000–$49,999
    Ben HilmesBrent & Lisa ShaferClay & Carrie Patterson
    Dick Flanigan
         
    $1,000–$4,999
    Anonymous Bill Graff Cam & Shana Williams
    Dan Eakin Dwight Sloan Ed Enyeart
    EPR Properties Eva Karp Kevin Sabacky
    Kimberly Gerard Luciara de Souza Mark Schonhoff & Sara Charlson
    Michael Hanska Randy Sims
         
    $250–$999
    Adam Cherpitel Adam Christmann Anne Belsito
    Anonymous Bharat Sutariya Bryan Black
    Bryan Muilenburg Candy Barth Chris Timko
    Dan Aycock Dane Montgomery Daniel Salloi
    Darin Rezac Dell Technologies Erika Ford
    Eva Karp matching the Cerner COVID-19 Taskforce for Nurses Day! Experitec, Inc Gary Robinson
    Greg Green Jamie & Michael Gibson Jay Linney
    Jennifer & Eric Geis Josh Evans Justen McKee
    Katelynn Thompson Kavish Munjal Kelly Ethington
    Kent Scheuler Kevin and Tiffany Seaman LA Smith
    Lary Ippolito Laura Hale Laura Hoffman
    Lewis Rice LLC Lisa Gallagher Lisa S Schaberg
    Liv & Suz Brown Lori Cross MALS Medical Equipment LLC
    Marc Elkins Mark Embry Misti Preston
    Mitchell Clark Nathan Lewis Rhae & Chris Burt
    Richard & Lekha Martin Richard Kallay Rick Thompson
    Roberty Bailey Ryan McKenna Ryan Owings
    Sara Meinhard on behalf of Eva Karp and all of our Cerner nurses Sara Watkins Sarah Clevenger
    Scott Coulson Scott Dikeman Tao Zhong
    Tiffany Rice Todd Downey Travis Dalton
    Tricia Geris
         
    Under $250
    100+ Women Who Care, KC Abby Doyle Abigail Tibbles
    Adam Williams Akhter Khan Alan Yuelkenbeck
    Alex Fagen Alexa Straws Alisha Sharp
    Alissa Walters Allison Thilges Alyssa Crawford
    Amanda Campbell Amanda Ehrhard Amanda Huffman
    Amanda Lovell Amanda Wilson Amber Paul
    Amy Fincham Amy Freeman Pierce Amy Hamilton
    Amy Henry Amy Macey Amy Merritt
    Amy Sanchez Anand M Andrea Beyer
    Andrea Blackman Andrea Fox Andrew Linafelter
    Angela Crowley Anna Davidson Anna Nelson
    Anna Peterson Anne Aytes Annē Wermedal
    Anonymous (91) Anthony Mittan Anuradha Gunuganti
    Arielle Bogorad Ashley Danielsen Ashley Hoover
    Avikal Parikh Ayesha David Barbara Svuba
    Beth Graham Beth Terhune Bethany Miles
    Bill Vega Brad Allen Brenda Popp
    Brenda Rayla Brendan Emmel Brenden Benjamin
    Brett Moffitt Brian Holden Brian Moore
    Brianna Glazier Brooke Chonko Brooke Moore
    Bryan Brown Caitlin Wallace Camella Gunnell
    Cara Anderson Carie Lawrence Carmen Conn
    Carol Cogley Caroline Prueitt Carrie Anderson
    Carrie Evans Carrie Tennissen Casey and Melissa Sansale
    Catie Smith Chad Johnson Chad Pugh
    Chelsea and Matt Bressers Cherri Fuchs Cheryl McHenry
    Cheryl Skram Chip Gibson Chloe O'Brien
    Chris Brooks Chris Hodge Chris Runquist
    Christine Beck Christine Park Christine Schweiger
    Chuck Hunt Cindy Vogel Clara Schuerman
    Clare Holahan Clayton Anderson Cole Curry
    Colette Hunt Connie Hagemann Cory Woods
    Courtney Newell Courtney Wiese Cynthia Quackenbush
    Dale Owens Damon Manderscheid Dan Smith
    Dana Peterzalek Daniel Hink Daniel Jones
    Danielle Bisignano David Duello David Dvorak
    David Kovarik Debbie Heard Derek Kenyon
    Devendra Kalia Diana Dermond Diana Dodd
    Diane Lewis Dominique Greer Donna Bateman
    Doug Porter Dustin Rheuport Dustin Scholz
    Elaine Nick Elise Comiskey Elizabeth Conrad
    Elizabeth Dyer Elizabeth Heintz Elizabeth Ong
    Emily Bishop Skinner Emily Bowman Emily Ebert
    Emily Pennington Emily Tucker Eric Busch
    Eric Raine Erica Rudoff Erin Lane
    Erin McFarland Erin Schulte Erin Tuck
    Filip Landsberg Flora Chen Francine Pivonka
    Frank James Gae Lennan Garrett Gerleman
    Gaurav Ravetkar Gayla Benson Georgia Brown
    Geri Seavey Ginger Nedblake Glenda Grant
    Grace Zhou Graham Gerjerts Greg Gallagher
    Greg Isaacson Gregg Barr Hafiz Haq
    Hal Patchen Hannah Clarkson Hayley Staten
    Heather Campbell Heather Fry Heidi Mead
    Hilary Wheeler Holly Dinnella Ian Echlin
    Isaac Singer Jackie Marquardt Jacob Fletcher
    Jacob Hale Jake and Julle Ellis Jake Goodman
    James Clark James Poteet Jan Gavin
    Janelle Ward Janice Barron Jeanne Werth
    Jeannie Hsu Jeannine Midgett Jeff Dias
    Jeff Hannawald Jeff Kolb Jeff Lampson
    Jenel Brock Jenifer Muir Jenifer Parks
    Jennifer Brunkan Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Myers
    Jennifer Ohler Jennifer O'Neal Jennifer Page
    Jennifer Smith Jennifer Truta Jessi Majors
    Jessica Jungk Jessica McClain Jessica Wass
    Jessica Wentworth Jessica Williams Jill Nebel
    Jillian Pellicano Jim Poteet Joann Gascich
    Joe Evans Joe Goldwasser Joe Nickell
    Joel Nespory Joel Nickel Johanna Hicks
    John Hines John Travis Jolie Monroe
    Jonathan Fewins Jonathon & Sadie Nadolny Jordan Adams
    Josie Modrell Jude Hagenmaier Judy Sorio
    Julie Harris Julie Magee Julie Shuss
    Julie Zajic Kaitlin Anderson Karen Kruger
    Kari Taube Karla Fennick Karol Biery
    Kate Koenig Kate Seiwert Katherine Aldrige
    Katherine Raymond Kathleen Sanders Kathy Ford
    Kathy Kellerman Kathy Wright Katie Barttrum
    Katie Crean Katie Stoven Katy O'Con
    Katy Smith Kaylee Rauso Kelsey Boeding
    Kelsey Gibbs Kelsey Hague Kevin Dubberstein
    Kevin Heiman Kim Hill Kim Spicer
    Kimberly Letcher Kirsten West Kirti & Vivek Chandra
    Kol Kheang Kris Ray Krista Macken
    Kristen Doerr Kristen Schwede Kristi Duke
    Kristi Kunze Kristin Brokenbough Kristin James
    Kristy Steigerwalt Kyle Santoro Larry Meybell
    Larry Skalicky LAUGHH Foundation Laura Ward
    Lauren Butler Laurie Poteet Lawrence Burger
    Leah Bradley Leah Cardaci Leigh Doney
    Leslee Murphy Libby Zohner Lili Chen
    Lindsay Patterson Lindsay St Germain Lindsay Warning
    Lisa Kraxner Lisa Nelson Lisa Pastine
    Lisa Rosenkoetter Liz Greenspan Liz Noland
    Liz Wise Lopa Desai Lorelei Modrell
    Loren Gray Lovetta Miles Lupfer Family
    Lynn Sander Lynn Stoltz Maddy Wright
    Mallory Murray Mandy Thompson Margaret Cusack
    Maria Wingrove Marilyn Wiesehan Mark Brewer
    Mark Kelly Marshall Dwyre Martha Gerling
    Mary Bennett Mary Laughlin Mary Mize
    Mary Pfaff Mary Zeller Mason Hilty
    Matt McKenna Matt Ruesler Matthew Kizaric
    Matthew Moore Meagan Maher Megan Burns
    Megan Cicero Megan Folken Megan Kliewer
    Megan Roberts Megan Strzelecki Meghan Fagan
    Meghan Fessler Mei Wang Melinda Curtis
    Meredith Morris Michael Abla Michael Farrell
    Michael Gochis Michael McClanahan Michael Paine
    Michael Polich Michael Svoboda Michelle Hill
    Michelle Johnson Michelle Peters Michelle Plante
    Michelle Sommers Mike & Rebecca Nelson Mike Allison
    Mike Kane Misty Collins Mitch Allison
    MJ Kang Mollie Robinson Molly Amey
    Molly Willman Monica Hoover Mrudula Mansani
    Nancy Harper Nancy Holloway Natalie Marsee-Long
    Nate Kelly Nathan Kerns Nathan Loveless
    Nathan Schnabel Nick Berry Nicole Ignacio
    Norman Todd Paige Badgett Paine Family
    Palmer Taul Pamela Gunter Patricia Brooks
    Patricia Lampton Patricia Nepote Patricia Roane
    Paul Ronjak Paul Stark Paula Dobesh
    Philip Chen Phoebe Modrell Prachi Gotkhindikar
    Preet Singh Rachel Cooper Rachel Cunningham
    Rachel Greene Rachel Skonecki Rajat Srivastava
    Rajneesh Mehra Rebecca Anderson Rebecca Arbuckle
    Rebecca LaNasa Rebecca Spade Rebekah Grube
    Rita Rios Robert Martinez Rochele Lighthill
    Rose Albers Ryan Nystrom Sabrina Persinger
    Sai Swathi Sivarathri Sally Determan Sally Garibay
    Sam Grefrath Samantha Pennel Samantha Speer
    Sameer Deshmukh Sanghamitra Das Sara Brown
    Sara Meinhard Sarah Happ Sarah Pappanikou
    Scott Kirmer Scott Wright Sean Callahan
    Shana Richard Shanna Adamic Shannon Baker
    Shannon Grabbe Shannon Rose Shannon Sanders
    Sharon Johnson Shawn Geraghty Shelly Demesko
    Sherrie Stawinski Stacy Kern Stacy St. John
    Stephanie & Randy Rogers Stephanie Crawford Stephanie Greble
    Stephanie Johnston Stephanie Ridens Stephen& Katie Brand
    Steven Ellzey Sudeep Parameswaran Susie Green
    Sydney Anderson Tally Baker Tammy Babb
    Tammy Dugan Taylor Duncan Teresa McVey
    Teresa Starner-Crouch Terri Warning Terry Clevenger
    Terry Siebes Tim & Susan May Timothy Carter
    Timothy Orsund Tina Soehlig Tirhas Zereabruk
    Tosha Grotenhuis Tracy Reichert Tricia Claypool
    Troy Cox Trudi Taylor Tucker Martin
    Tyler Griffin Tyler Knust Tyler P Johnson
    Vicki Mueller Vigneshwar Padmanaban Vinayak Kandiah
    Vivek Chaturvedi Warren Crouse Whitney Fox
    William Bell Xinmei Zhang Zonglin Li

Looking Back

Week 1: April 6–10

2,100

Meals provided to Truman Medical Center's night shift, Kansas City, MO firefighters and North Kansas City Hospital's day and night shifts

$73,950

Raised by generous donors

Week 2: April 11–17

813

Meals provided to Innovations and WHQ Healthe Clinics, KU Medical Center, TMC-Lakewood, KC Hazmat and EMS division and St. Luke's Hospital employees

$60,091

Raised by generous donors

Week 3: April 18–24

3,024

Meals provided to employees at Children’s Mercy, Advent Health Shawnee Mission, Sprint Employer Clinic, City of Lenexa Employer Clinic, Children’s Mercy Employer Clinic, Operating Engineers Employer Clinic, Lee's Summit Medical Center, Providence Medical Center and Olathe Medical Center.

$3,190

Raised by generous donors

Week 4: April 25–May 1

5,058

Meals provided to employees at Kansas City VA Medical Center, Unified Government of Wyandotte County Employer Clinic, Fitzgibbon Hospital, Miami County Medical Center, Carnegie Village Senior Living, Saint Luke’s North Hospital (Barry Road & Smithville), Liberty Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, Saint Luke’s South Hospital (and seven community hospital locations) and Belton Regional Medical Center.

$2,145

Raised by generous donors

Week 5: May 2–May 8

6,625

Meals provided to employees at Children's Mercy Hospital, Research Medical Center, University of Kansas Health System (various campuses), Kansas City Hospice House, Saint Luke's East Hospital and Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation

$2,561

Raised by generous donors

Week 6: May 9–May 15

1,770

Meals provided to employees at St. Mary's Medical Center, Children's Mercy Home Care, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission and McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff

$625

Raised by generous donors

Week 7: May 16–May 22

1,105

Meals provided to employees at Research Medical Center and Cerner Kids

$2,085

Raised by generous donors

Week 8: May 23–May 29

1,501

Meals provided to employees at Truman Medical Centers Health Sciences District, Stratford Commons Rehabilitation & Health Care, Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village, Forest Creek Memory Care, Mission Chateau Senior Living and Brookdale Wornall Place

Week 9: May 30-June 5

30

Meals provided to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City