WYTHEVILLE, Va. – Food for Frontline has now sent more than 2,000 meals to important workers throughout our area, from Raphine to Danville.
On Friday, 10 News was there when 180 lunches were sent at the Wythe County Community Hospital from a special local business.
Hospital staff line up in a cart, ready for one of the biggest orders for Food for Frontline.
The owner of Flourz, a local food store, opened a suitcase and began unpacking sandwiches and wrapping it for everyone who worked at the hospital.
Flourz owners Dewey Newhouse and Jennifer Miller, together with their team, began work at 5am Friday morning to prepare large orders.
“Everyone really united to make this a success, because we appreciate what they do for us,” Miller said.
Miller knew firsthand how appropriate hospital lunch employees were to thank them for their hard work.
He himself retired from the Wythe County Community Hospital, trading in his scrubs for ‘Support local business’ jerseys.
“It’s time to try something new. I have been doing maintenance for a long time. Now I can do something to give back to truly serve the nurses, doctors, and people who have worked with me. I always just want to serve people and this is another way I can take it, “Miller said.
Hospital staff said it was good to have one of their own help feed them.
“We’re a very close family of people here. With only the number of employees we have. The best thing about working in a small hospital is that you know everyone, so yes, we are a very close group,” said John White, CFO of the hospital.
Flourz’s owner said that they had just opened in February and were worried they would survive.
They said the community had been faithful to make take-out orders, helping keep their doors open.
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