Amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and subsequent restaurant closures, one restaurant decided to bring meals to busy hospital workers trying to combat the ongoing illness.
A Chick-fil-A location in Vancouver, Wash. decided to provide 1,000 free meals to nearby hospital workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Saturday. “Today, we were truly honored to partner with PeaceHealth Southwest to serve their fantastic team,” the restaurant said in a Facebook post.
The Chick-fil-A location shared photos as franchise owner John Dombroski and his employees delivered boxes of the warm meals to the hospital.
“We are so grateful to John Dombroski and his team at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park in Vancouver for delivering and serving 1,000 meals to our hard-working caregivers today,” PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center said in their own Facebook post. “Your kindness in a tough time is appreciated more than you can know.”
According to KATU News, the act of kindness brought some people to tears.
In a Sunday Facebook announcement, the Cascade Park Chick-fil-A location said it would be closing its dining room but would maintain its normal operating hours of Monday – Saturday, 6:30 am – 10:00 pm and serve guests at their drive-through or inside for carry-out orders only.
The ongoing spread of coronavirus in the U.S. has impacted Washington state more significantly than any other state in the U.S. The first confirmed coronavirus case in the U.S. came from a Snohomish County resident who returned from travel in China.
The virus has since grown within the U.S. and Washington alone has now confirmed 48 fatal cases of the illness, according to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus case tracking map, making it the U.S. state with the highest number of the fatalities. A total of 94 Americans have died from the virus as of Tuesday afternoon.