FreeMeals.org

A new Pleasanton-based nonprofit, FreeMeals.org, is working with Bay Area restaurants to provide meals to local families in need.

FreeMeal.org was created by tech entrepreneur Reena Jadhav, who also operates HealCircle.org, described as an online health network.

The nonprofit has arranged for almost two dozen Bay Area restaurants, including six in Pleasanton and Dublin, to provide meals for a family of four for $25, including taxes and tips.

Families have a choice of a vegetarian or chicken dinner, with the cost covered by FreeMeals.org. After ordering online, families can either pick up their meals at the restaurant or ask to have them delivered, usually the same day.

“This is the time for humanity to rise above our individual needs to help those truly struggling,” Jadhav said. “I believe no one should sleep hungry and started FreeMeal.org as a vehicle to deliver on that.”

  Local restaurants participating in the nonprofit effort are Brava Garden Eatery, Sultan’s Kebab, De La Torres Trattoria, and the Oasis Wine Lounge in Pleasanton, and Beravino and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Dublin.

For more information, go to www.FreeMeals.org.