Verizon connects frontline Omaha heroes and local restaurants this holiday season
OMAHA, NEBRASKA Verizon is expanding its Food for Frontline Workers program to include doctors, nurses, first aiders and medical personnel in Omaha, Neb. To accomplish this mission, Verizon enlisted the help of Beacon Hills, D’s Catering and Bald Brothers Brewery for 2,400 meals for frontline heroes at the Omaha VA Medical Center and the Omaha City Fire Department throughout the holiday season.
This program is a continuation of Verizon’s initiative, which began in April and has delivered more than 150,000 meals to frontline workers in cities across the United States, including New York City. As COVID-19 cases continued to rise across the country, Verizon saw a need to expand the program and offer a small thank you to the workers in Omaha.
“Our Food for Frontline Workers program enables us to offer gratitude and support to first responders, health care workers and local business restaurants hardest hit by the pandemic,” said Patty Roze, vice president of Verizon Public Sector. “First responders and healthcare workers have sacrificed their own comforts to care for others by putting themselves on the front lines of responding to COVID-19. We see the best part of humanity in their selfless exploits. ”
First responders and healthcare workers are handling a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, while small business restaurant owners are facing business challenges amid recent curfews and food restrictions in many states. Verizon has addressed crises in the past and thanks first responders and healthcare workers in some of the hardest hit areas in the country. At the same time, Verizon continues to support small businesses across the country.