WESTFIELD, NJ — Private cooking lessons, jewelry, Yankees tickets, gift cards to local restaurants, memorabilia, a porch photo session with a profession photographer — these and other items are up for auction to raise money for the local Feed the Frontline effort.

Created by Westfield residents Steve and Michelle Voice, the local GoFundMe page for Feed the Frontline: Meals for Healthcare Heroes has already raised nearly $86,000 to provide free meals from local restaurants to healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Through the effort, local restaurants have been providing 300-450 meals each day to healthcare workers and first responders at Overlook Medical Center, RWJ Rahway, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, Westfield Urgent Care, the Union County Testing Center, Union County Police and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, according to organizers.

Michael Esposito, who launched the online auction Tuesday night, hopes that it will help keep the meals coming.

“We appreciate all the money people are donating to the fund and thought providing gifts and auction items would give something back for the money people are donating,” Esposito said.

The auction ends at 9 p.m. on April 28. To bid on an item or to donate, click here.

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