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Ba Bar to feed 100 hospital workers a day, $5 meals for industry workers

With the help of some friends, Ba Bar on Capitol Hill is giving back.

The Vietnamese street food and cocktail spot is partnering with the Seattle Science Foundation and local sponsors to feed 100 hospital workers every day. Yeah, you read that right.

Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic working tirelessly to keep us safe. Ba Bar announced Thursday (April 9) the 100 meals each day will go toward staff at the Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish First Hill hospitals to start and expand from there.

As it stands, they will be able to feed hospital staff for the next 60 days.

People can donate to the effort via a donation page on the Seattle Science Foundation website.

$5 pays for one meal, $500 pays for a full day and $3,500 pays for a week.

"As Vietnamese immigrants and business owners, we have been through so many ups and downs, and now that we are in a position to help others, nothing makes me happier," said Eric Banh, co-owner of Ba Bar.

Ba Bar also wants to make treating yourself to takeout a little easier. They're offering $5 meals daily from 1 to 5 p.m. for others who work in the food, restaurant, bar and hotel industry — including people currently employed and those who have been laid off.

Pho Tai Nam, grilled chicken vermicelli and vegetarian vermicelli are included on the $5 menu. You can't deny that pho is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Who doesn't love a big bowl of noodles and warm broth? Give me six!

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Orders must be placed in-person at their location on 12th Ave. E. and are limited to one meal per person each day.

If you're in the industry and your budget is tight right now, owners Eric and Sophie Banh want you to "please come in for a meal, and it will be complimentary."

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