Two George School graduates are half of the organizing team behind Fuel the Fight Bucks County, which is raising funds to purchase meals from local restaurants and provide them to workers in area hospitals. Danielle Tuller ’11, an MBA student who returned to Newtown from studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and Mike Mirande ’11, a doctor of pharmacy student at Jefferson School of Pharmacy were inspired to support those hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Along with friends and New Hope residents Tessa Hoyer and Christopher Whitman, Mike and Dani launched the Bucks County offshoot of Fuel the Fight, which began in Philadelphia before spreading up and down the East Coast. In mid-April, the quartet created a GoFundMe page, which by early June had raised over $10,700 to support struggling restaurants and healthcare workers.
“So far, the group has provided 360 meals to four different health care facilities, and has partnered with five area restaurants, including Pat’s Colonial Kitchen, Solstice and La Stalla in Newtown, Moish and Itzy’s in Langhorne, and others,” reported Bridget Wingert from the Bucks County Herald. “Meals have been sent to Lower Bucks Hospital, Jefferson Bucks Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, Chandler Hall, and more.”