Verizon is expanding its “Food for Frontline Workers” program to doctors, nurses, first responders and healthcare workers in six cities experiencing high volumes of Covid-19 cases.
An estimated 50,000 meals will be delivered during the 2020 holiday season and in January 2021. This program is the continuation of Verizon’s initiative that kicked off in April, delivering more than 150,000 meals to frontline workers in cities across the U.S. including New York City.
As cases have continued to spike entering the holiday season, Verizon saw a need to expand the program further and share a small gesture of thanks to more frontline workers in some of the nation’s hardest hit cities.
Verizon’s expanded initiative will provide meals to healthcare workers and first responders in Milwaukee, Omaha, Neb., Minneapolis and Chicago, with additional markets to include Sioux Falls, S.D. and Los Angeles. To fulfill this mission, Verizon has enlisted the help of local restaurants across all six cities, delivering 50,000 meals to the frontline heroes who have been working tirelessly to support their community throughout the pandemic.
“Our ‘Food for Frontline Workers’ program is a way for us to deliver gratitude and support for first responders, healthcare workers, and to the local business restaurants who have been hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Patty Roze, Vice President, Verizon Public Sector. “By putting themselves on the front lines of the response to COVID-19, first responders and healthcare workers have sacrificed their own comfort to care for others. We see the best part of humanity in their selfless acts of heroism.”
First responders and healthcare workers are managing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, and at the same time, small business restaurant owners are facing business challenges given many states’ recent curfews and restrictions on dining. With a history of running toward crises, Verizon is offering a small thank you to first responders and healthcare workers in some of the hardest hit areas across the nation, while continuing its nationwide support of small businesses.