Food for Frontline makes a stop at Wythe County Community Hospital
On Friday, 10 News was there as 180 lunches were dropped off at the Wythe County Community Hospital from a special local business. Hospital employees lined up with carts, ready for one of Food for Frontline’s largest orders. Flourz owners, Dewey Newhouse and Jennifer Miller, along with their team, started working at 5 a.m. Friday morning to prepare the large order. Miller knows firsthand just how deserving the hospital employees are of a lunch to say thank for their hard work. She herself retired from Wythe County Community Hospital, trading in her scrubs for a ‘Support local business’ t-shirt.
'The community has stepped up for everyone: Food for Frontline delivers to Montgomery County deputies
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. Food for Frontline stopped in the New River Valley on Wednesday, delivering 80 meals to the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office. We stopped by as they prepared hamburgers and chicken sandwiches for deputies. Sheriff Hank Partin said they are grateful for the support they have received from the community in the past couple of months. I think touching is the best word, but even more than that, the community has stepped up for everyone. On Thursday and Friday, Food for Frontline is headed to the Roanoke City Police Department and the Wythe County Community Hospital.
Salem first responders treated to Food for Frontline meals from Schaal’s Catering and Events
SALEM, Va. – Food for Frontline moves into week six of using donations from 10 News viewers to buy meals for essential workers. On Tuesday, Schaal’s Catering and Events provided lunch for the Salem fire, police, dispatch and administration departments. Schaal's went above and beyond, setting up their airstream to serve food out of. The frontline workers were treated to BBQ ribs and pulled pork with several sides and desert. On Wednesday, Food for Frontline heads to Montgomery County to deliver lunch to the sheriff’s department.
Local retirement community receives Food for Frontline donation from Three Notchd Brewery
ROANOKE, Va. Food for Frontline continued Thursday, feeding those who are working with the most vulnerable members of our community. Three Notchd Brewery in downtown Roanoke made grilled chicken sandwiches for employees at Friendship Retirement Community in south Roanoke County. The brewery general manager, Emily Laney, said the Food for Frontline program is much appreciated. Thursdays order of 75 meals was more food than theyve cooked in two months. On Friday, Food for Frontline delivers lunch to staff at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital in Lexington.
'Its very nice to see the human spirit: Sovah Health employees treated to lunch from Checkered Pig
DANVILLE, Va. Food for Frontline donations bought award-winning BBQ from a southside staple for employees at Sovah Health. On Wednesday, hospital employees were treated to lunch from the Checkered Pig BBQ. The community has been so supportive and so thankful, it's been very helpful, thank you, said Alan Larson, Sovah Health CEO. Thats just really a great experience to see everybody kind of pulling together during this time, said Leonard Phelps, Checkered Pig Assistant General Manager. Since the start of the initiative, 10 News viewers have donated more than $30,000 to feed more than 1,500 essential workers.
Week five of Food for Frontline kicks off with donation to Bedford Police Department
BEDFORD, Va. – Food for Frontline is moving into week five of feeding those who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, the Bedford Police Department received lunch from a local bakery thanks to donations from 10 News viewers. The owner said faithful customers and Monday’s Food for Frontline order has helped them continue. It’s been really rough, really rough,” said Ginger Williams, owner of My Way Bakery. The Bedford Police Department was grateful that the community wanted to say thank you.
Film shows nightmare of an emergency room in Italy
So it was more frightening, definitely.Achilli's film, Inside Italy's COVID War, is being shown on Frontline at 10 p.m. Tuesday on most PBS stations. While the documentary looks at the crisis through the eyes of an emergency room doctor at Cremona Hospital in northern Italy, the story is universal. Since she's from Italy and her father still lives there, the coronavirus story was more personal. A picture the doctor took of an exhausted colleague circulated widely online, and Achilli reached out before she even traveled to Italy. Mangiatordi's cooperation, and that of her colleagues and family, enabled Frontline to tell the broader story through a personal lens.
‘It’s our job to keep our seniors safe at home’: Food for Frontline feeds Kindred at Home employees
ROANOKE, Va. – Donations to Food for Frontline bought lunch for 60 Kindred at Home employees on Wednesday. On Wednesday, a portion of that bought lunch from Remini’s on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke for the frontline workers with Kindred at Home. Kindred at Home employees said they were thankful to be part of stopping the spread of COVID-19. To help us and help those people that need food,” said Remini’s owner Dawn Ferrone. On Thursday, those who are working to feed students in Roanoke County will receive Food for Frontline lunches thanks to your donations.
Towers Kroger employees receive Food for Frontline donation
ROANOKE, Va. – The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of grocery store employees. On Friday, Food for Frontline delivered dozens of lunches to Kroger employees working at the Towers Shopping Center store. With your donations, we bought 80 meals from Grace's Place in Grandin to give to everyone working all three shifts. James DeMaria, the manager at Towers Kroger said the staff was touched by the gesture. With your help we’ve helped deliver nearly 900 meals to essential workers across southwest Virginia.