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How Taco Bell, Chipotle, Just Salad and more restaurant chains are helping healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic

From salad match campaigns to free fried chicken to taco trucks, big brands are donating food to those on the front lines

While restaurants across the country are shuttering dine-in operations during the coronavirus pandemic, some large chains are giving back to the community by donating food to the essential healthcare workers on the front lines.

Several chains are doing matching programs where customers buy one item and then food is donated to healthcare workers. New York City-based Just Salad is caring for the medical workers in the hardest hit state, New York, by donating up to 10,000 salads while Coolgreens is donating salads to healthcare workers in that chain’s native Oklahoma.

Taco Bell donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry last week, and this week turned the brand’s “Taco Trucks” into mobile commissary kitchens to feed healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, Chipotle is donating trays of burritos to hospitals and offices that apply through their program in honor of National Burrito Day.

Read through to see six chains that are providing free food to those at the front lines.

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