|Team Name: California Love Drop
Award Category: Protect
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|California Love Drop Team was nominated for a competitive award in the Protect category. Vote by “liking” this video on YouTube.|
What began as a small act of kindness—a single delivery of 300 meals from Wahoo’s Fish Taco to Hoag Hospital in Irvine, CA — turned into an astounding sea of collaboration of 40 partnering businesses and hundreds of supporters and volunteers, resulting in over 20,000 meals, treats, beverages and PPE to frontline heroes and those in need during the Coronavirus pandemic! At the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, Wing Lam, Co-Founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco and the California Love Drop, partnered with inspiring and committed business leaders and individuals to help lighten the heavy load frontline workers and those in need carry on a daily basis. From providing nourishing food to nurses working overtime to backpacks and hand sanitizers to families and children, California Love Drop reflects the power of one to many in making a difference. Since April 2020, the California Love Drop has made over 200 deliveries to Southern California frontline heroes, including CHOC Children’s Hospital, UCI Medical Center, Hoag Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, and numerous police stations and firehouses Wing’s gift is more than a taco….it is his passion to serve others through the comfort of good food and valuing the efforts of the frontline workers, donors, and the volunteers in the community contributing what they have to make a difference. “It is a privilege to serve others, particularly at a time when we all feel the stress and strain of the hardships brought about by the pandemic. Many of our business partners have been seriously impacted by lockdowns but continue to give. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated group focused on something so much bigger than ourselves. I know that’s why we will come out of this stronger than ever,” says Wing Lam, Co-Founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco and California love Drop. The founding “droppers” include Wahoo’s, 95.5 KLOS’s Heidi and Frank, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing, Yogurtland, Blue C Advertising, Coyle, Cholula Hot Sauce, Monster Energy and Hint Water. They have gained tremendous support from organizations including but not limited to Enterprise Data Solutions (EDS), UHSM, PCMA, Subaru of America, Carlson & Jayakumar, LLP, Shimano Inc., Kirksey and Company, North Men’s Wear, Constellation Brands, Boston Beer Co., Left Coast Brewing Company, B Candy, Yeti, Loan Depot, Vans, Drake’s Organic Spirits, Fortis Resource Partners and The Purist Group among others.
Delivered over 20,000 meals to frontline heroes since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic.