Google Doodle Thanks Food Service Workers on Frontline of Coronavirus Pandemic

Today's Google Doodle celebrates those in the food service, in the latest of a series thanking essential workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic. The Doodle features the G of the word Google sending a heart to the E, which is dressed in a chef's hat and can be seen preparing and packaging food.

The Google Doodle series began on April 6, and is expected to end tomorrow. So far, Google has thanked grocery store workers, farmworkers and farmers, custodial and sanitation workers, emergency service workers, doctors, nurses, medical workers, public health workers, scientific researchers, packaging, shipping, and delivery workers, and now food service workers.

The Google Doodle today is captioned: "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. We're launching a Doodle series to recognize and honor many of those on the front lines.

"Today, we'd like to say: To all food service workers, thank you."

Google Doodle Food Service
Google Doodle thanks food service workers. Google

While many restaurants have had to close due to the pandemic, some restaurants are operating with take-out or delivery services. Some restaurants are going the extra mile and giving back to their communities with free meals for essential workers and schoolchildren. Newsweek has been highlighting these food service workers and others in our "Heroes of the Pandemic" series.

This week, Newsweek reported that Marco's Pizzas in Northwest Arkansas is giving away food to children who are missing out on free school meals due to education closures.

Nick Morgan, the owner of three Marco's Pizzas stores, started the scheme. Morgan told Newsweek: "It's the right thing to do, give back what you can give. You give to give, you never look into someone else's bowl to see if they have more than you, you look to see if they have enough."

Last week, Newsweek reported that a restaurant in Westchester, New York, stared a program allowing customers to donate to pay for meals for "health care workers, first responders, COVID-19 victims, those in quarantine, the elderly and those facing financial difficulties due to lack of work."

Additionally, Newsweek reported that a couple in Queens, New York, launched the Lifeline Food Packages, a program that ensures that a box of fresh food and staple items will be delivered weekly to families in need.

As the owner of a food website and a chef, Kim Calichio and Omar Bravo, respectively, used their connections to produce the food packages.

"Each box includes enough food for a family of four for a week," Calichio told Newsweek, and includes "bread, meat, nut or cow milk, grains or pasta, toilet paper, soap, and fresh fruit and veggies. It's important to us that we are providing high density, nutritious foods to families and supporting our local economy."