Frontline Fund

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce program to feed first responders while helping our member restaurants at the same time.

Brought to you with the initial support of John Deere and Farmers Insurance.

John Deere logo
Farmers Insurance logo

Additional support provided by Strategy LLC and Xfiniity

We find ourselves at the precipice of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are uncharted, extremely difficult times. First responders are working around the clock to help keep our community safe, often putting themselves in harm’s way, in the process. We want to help.

At the same time, there are more than 60 Olathe Chamber member restaurants struggling during these tough times. We felt the perfect way to help our community was to start a program with the help of John Deere and Farmers Insurance to come to the aid of both our first responders and our Chamber restaurants.

The Frontline Fund is designed to be mutually beneficial by raising funds to purchase meals from our restaurants to help feed our first responders.

Another goal is to help our restaurants communicate to their customers and neighbors that THEY are feeding the first responders through the Frontline Fund.

  • Explain exactly who they’re helping
  • Consider offering a simple item to serve the community, or a single bulk daily delivery
  • Use #FrontlineFund and/or the logo to support your efforts on social media and marketing efforts

Share the impact – connecting customers to the Olathe Chamber team and the frontline.

Where it goes

We’ll be helping hospitals, police departments, fire stations and medical suppliers. We’re looking to provide much-needed meals throughout the day to our frontline employees by working with our member restaurants. The meals will be delivered by the restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner times.

Thanks to the generosity of our initial sponsorships, we’ll be able to continue these deliveries on a daily basis well into the middle of May.

Safety is the biggest concern

Participating restaurants should continue to use proper safety and hygiene measures, and follow the changing instructions of local and federal governments. Current guidelines indicate low risk of COVID-19 transmission through food delivery and food pick-ups. Restaurants shall remain diligent about specific, strict safety guidelines, all meals must be individually wrapped/packaged, must coordinate deliveries with specific location and remember that all donations are perishable.

Want to help

If you or your company are interested in donating to this fund, please reach out to Olathe Chamber of Commerce today.

Please reach out to Susie Carson for donations over $500.

Please contact the Olathe Chamber of Commerce with any questions.
All of your support is greatly appreciated. Please be aware, for your accounting purposes, this is not a charitable donation.