Helping our health care heroes in an unprecedented time
Last weekend we were incredibly fortunate to receive a range of meals from Fareshare including cheesecake, fruit salad, roast chicken, roast pork and vegetables. However, due to the nature of the current climate, numbers at Kemp Place and via our delivery service were low. We are conscious to continue communicating and raising awareness to those who we have previously served that we are still in action and serving more meals than ever. We hope that our flier run at different charities helps to achieve this.
As a result of these reduced numbers we had many leftover meals. Thanks to the fast thinking of some of our volunteers, they were able to make contact with the Director of The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and within minutes they were driving down with two cars full of meals to deliver to the hard-working nurses and vulnerable patients of the hospital. Upon arrival, the nursing staff provided us with a Ward Trolley prompting us to quickly stack the meals and become ‘wardies’, pushing the trolley through the corridors towards the break room and handing out meals to staff, and patients along the way.
It was such a surreal feeling to be able to provide some form of light relief to our nurses by distributing hot roast dinners and healthy fruit salads for dessert throughout the hospital. Not long after, one of our volunteers, Jess, who is a nurse herself, received a message from a fellow co-worker thanking us for the lovely surprise of warm meals.
We would like to offer a tremendous thank-you to all our Health Care workers who are continuously providing our country with their unwavering care and support.