Couple raises thousands of dollars to buy meals for front line workers

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (WLNE) –  A couple with Rhode Island ties is raising money to help front line workers in New York City.

Cumberland native Brooke Smalley and her fiance Peter DiGioia live in New York City. While quarantining, they brainstormed ways they could help others.

They decided to raise money to buy meals for healthcare workers and first responders. Through GoFundMe they were able to raise more than $30,000 dollars and have bought meals for thousands of front line workers.

“It became a two fold benefit because not only were we feeding frontline workers like my sister, we were also providing support to local restaurants and businesses that are really struggling during this time,” said DiGiolia.

The couple has been handing out meals for the last five weeks and wants to continue donating until the pandemic is over.

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