Thankful for their ongoing efforts in the battle with COVID-19, Frontline Foods is once again donating a round of meals to Ascension Via Christi frontline caregivers.
Starting Nov. 30, it will begin donating 200 meals per week for six consecutive weeks for delivery to frontline caregivers at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, which now has four medical-surgical and two ICUs dedicated strictly to caring for patients with COVID-19.
Frontline Foods' Wichita chapter, was founded by CURO Financial Technologies, a national company founded and headquartered in Wichita. The national organization is an offshoot of Chef José Andrés' World Central Kitchen, which is helping provide meals to frontline caregivers around the United States and in doing so helping local restaurants stay afloat.
Foundation president David Alexander is coordinating delivery of the meals with Denise Bishop, who serves as Person Family Engagement Program manager for Ascension Kansas. He says he is overwhelmed by CURO's generosity.
"Our caregivers have been fighting this terrible virus for more than nine months and like everyone else they're growing weary," says Alexander. "It truly lifts their spirits to know that they are not in it alone and that the community continues to have their backs."
As for CURO, which donated hundreds of meals to Ascension Via Christi caregivers when they launched the local chapter of Frontline Foods, are happy to step up once again.
"This is our hometown and we are pleased to be able to help," says Melissa Soper, CURO's senior vice president of public affairs.
Learn more or donate at frontlinefoods.org or https://www.viachristi.org/giving/foundation/wichita-foundation/covid-donations