As restaurants continue to close around the country to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, people are going hungry. Because overworked populations like doctors and nurses are trying to save the lives of baby boomers infected with the deadly disease, they don’t have time to go home and cook a healthy and nutritious meal. That’s why Chick-fil-A and many other restaurants have gone above and beyond to deliver free meals to hospital workers and other essential workers during the pandemic that threatens to reshape America.

The situation that Americans find themselves in now is anything but normal. And that’s why people are hoarding meat and other essentials like toilet paper. Amid the pandemic, restaurants have been asked to close their doors because they offer an opportunity for too many people to gather and spread germs.

Not only are people isolated at home with only the food in their pantries, but restaurants have also had to adapt to the sudden transition. If they did not offer pickup or delivery options, they are scrambling to stay in business. And their survival is at stake.

Meanwhile, restaurants like Chick-fil-A are thriving because they offer takeout and drive-thru service. While they can no longer accept diners in their seating area, they are eager to ship out as many chicken sandwiches as they can and profit off the way the pandemic has forced more people to eat their food.

“To support and care for the health & well-being of our Guests and Team Members, our dining room seating is temporarily closed,” the Cascade Park location posted on Facebook on March 16. “Our team is looking forward to serving you in the drive-thru, inside for carryout orders only (placed at the front counter or on the Chick-fil-A App), or at curbside delivery via the Chick-fil-A App. Our operating hours remain the same, Monday – Saturday, 6:30am – 10:00pm.”

While the coffers at Chick-fil-A are overflowing with cash, they have decided to spread the wealth around a little bit. And that’s why they are donating 1,000 meals to hospital workers – for a tax-deductible benefit of course.

“Off to the next delivery,” they shared on March 14. “Did you know that we deliver not only food but a great attitude? It comes free with a smile on the side.”

The Chick-fil-A location in Vancouver, Washington, which is in a state hit hard by COVID-19, the restaurant is donating meals to hospital workers in need.

“Today, we were truly honored to partner with PeaceHealth Southwest to serve their fantastic team,” the Chick-fil-A Cascade Park Facebook account posted on March 14.

The generosity did not go unnoticed.

“We are so grateful to John Dombroski and his team at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park in Vancouver for delivering and serving 1,000 meals to our hard-working caregivers today,” the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center posted. “Your kindness in a tough time is appreciated more than you can know.”

People who saw the event unfold on Facebook jumped forward to tell the Washington Chick-fil-A location to keep up the good work.

What do you think about the fast-food restaurant’s delivery to the hospital?

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