Hamilton organization helps staff pay it forward with a warm meal
Hamilton organization We Feed The Need is working with local restaurants and farms to provide meals to health care workers, first responders, and other essential service providers who continue to work under difficult conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Shirley Rodrigues, an occupational therapist at Juravinski Hospital, was approached about receiving a meal, she felt that other members of the community could also greatly benefit from this type of initiative. This is when We Feed The Need began offering recipients the option to pay it forward to a group of their choice.
On Wednesday, staff on Rodrigues' unit enjoyed a meal prepared by local restaurant Berkeley North, with produce supplied by Buttram Farms. “We feel honoured to be recognized in this way and loved that so many aspects of the community came together to support us and the seniors most affected by COVID-19,” says Rodrigues. “Our deepest gratitude to the staff at Buttram Farms and Berkeley North, as well as the selfless volunteers who coordinated this heart-warming gesture.”
Staff chose to pay it forward and make a donation to feed a local retirement home. You can also contribute and donate to this effort by visiting We Feed The Need's website, as well as their GoFundMe page.
Source: Hamilton Health Sciences