In yet another selfless act of kindness, celebrity chef Guy Fieri has gone out of his way to hand out free meals to California's first responders and medical workers.
Keep scrolling to read more about his generous offer, and to see the delicious meals he rustled up for the hardworking staff members...
If you needed any convincing that Guy Fieri is an amazing person...
via: GettyLook no further.
Most of you will recognize Fieri as the winner of The Next Food Network Star.Following this 2006 win, the colorful culinary personality went on to host several food-themed shows, including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and Guy's Grocery Games.
Fieri quickly became known for his loud and eccentric demeanor...And, while most loved him for it, others weren't a huge fan of his "obnoxious" and "crude" mannerisms and jokes.
The celebrity chef has been in the headlines an awful lot these last few months...
via: GettyBut this time for the most heartwarming of reasons.
During this ongoing medical pandemic, Fieri has been giving a little back.
via: GettyFirst, he lent a helping hand to America's struggling restaurants and their staff.
He sprung into action to help the restaurants and their staff...
via: Getty ImagesAs he knew how hard hit they were going to be during the pandemic.
In March, the chef launched the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
via: Getty ImagesThe campaign associated with the fund raises money to give one-time $500 grants to impacted workers.
And now, 2 months on from the launch...
via: GettyFieri's campaign has remarkably raised over $20 million.
Guy explained how he raised the money so quickly...
via: YouTubeOn TMZ Live he explained: "I started thinking about my brothers and sisters in the restaurant industry and about a bunch of restaurants I was closing and we had to do something".
It was this that spurred him to partner up with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
via: Getty ImagesWith the partnership, they created and launched the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
And with that, Fieri began sending out personal invitations to CEOs all cross the catering business.
via: Getty ImagesWhat they have done so far is pretty amazing.
"We've given out 40,000 grants so far".
via: YouTubeOf which, the grants have been worth $500 each.
The money is available as a one time grant for any hospitality worker to apply for if they are facing hardship.
via: Getty ImagesAdditionally, anyone can donate to the fund here.
And Fieri hasn't stopped there...
via: GettyIt seems the celebrity chef has even more to give.
On Wednesday, Fieri decided to lend a helping hand to the first responders.
via: YouTubeFieri brought his infamous Stagecoach Smokehouse mobile kitchen to feed 1,200 first responders and healthcare workers at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California.
The boxes, which each contained a signed signature by Fieri, included a delicious concoction of food...
via: GettySuch as pulled pork, pasta with vegetables, and Caesar salad and focaccia with caramelized onion and parmesan.
Grateful healthcare workers could be seen donning their scrubs and facemasks...
via: YouTubeAs they queued patiently for their meals.
"It's just a way to come and say thank you."
via: YouTubeAs he was signing boxes in a YouTube video, Fieri explained: "So we have so many amazing frontline healthcare workers that are putting their lives on the line to support our community as they always do, but now it's even more severe,"
Other members of the hospitality industry helped to cook and provide the meals...
via: YouTube"I got all kinds of friends and business owners that are here in the trailer," Fieri added. "We're going to do about 1200 meals today and these folks are amazing. We should all be singing their praises."