Health care workers at Henry Ford Health Systems (HFHS) will have lunch provided over the next two weeks thanks to a collaboration between AT&T Michigan, the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association and World Central Kitchen.
“Providing meals to the health care heroes who are taking care of those suffering from COVID-19 is an honor for AT&T Michigan.”
David Lewis, President – AT&T Michigan
“Providing meals to the health care heroes who are taking care of those suffering from COVID-19 is an honor for AT&T Michigan,” said David Lewis, president of AT&T Michigan. “We are proud to be working with the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association and World Central Kitchen on this effort.”
The effort will provide hospital staff with 250 lunches per day at the HFHS hospital located on Grand Boulevard in Detroit, beginning Tuesday, May 19.
“Detroit has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and health care workers have been working around the clock to care for Detroiters,” said state Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit). “Providing meals to those who are caring for sick Detroiters is a big help and I greatly appreciate AT&T, Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association and World Central Kitchen for making this effort happen.”
MRLA and World Central Kitchen, a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond and that has served more than 8 million fresh meals throughout its COVID-19 relief response, have arranged for local restaurants and caterers to provide the meals to the hospital during this effort.
“One thing that has been made abundantly clear since the onset of COVID-19 in Michigan is that our hospitality industry is innovative and unquestioningly willing to give back to its community,” said Justin Winslow, President and CEO of the MRLA. “Our continued partnership with AT&T allows our restaurants to give back to front line workers while providing needed business to local restaurants as well. We are thankful and honored to support this effort.”
Participating restaurants and catering companies include BBC Restaurant II LLC, El Nacimiento Restaurant, Hardy Hospitality Group, Table No. 2, Jackson’s 5 Star Catering, McShane’s Irish Pub and Pizzeria Sicilys.
“It is an honor to ensure that fresh, nourishing meals are available for healthcare teams who are working around the clock to fight this virus,” said Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen. “Mobilizing urgently to get fresh, hot meals to people in need during seemingly impossible situations is core to World Central Kitchen’s mission and we’re proud to be part of this effort.”
AT&T Michigan and MRLA also teamed up last month to provide meals for health care workers at Michigan’s field hospital at TCF Center.