When things can seem like they are a little out of sorts, our teams across the country haven’t missed a beat in doing what they do best. You see, we’re a team of people who look out for our neighbors – whether they are our teammates, friends, family, clients or guests. From Washington state to Virginia, the hospitable spirit of the Eurest family is unmatched. Check out some of the ways they are making an impact!
A Eurest team in Louisville, KY is preparing and delivering 4,300 meals each day to support employees of a technology and energy facility who are working from home. Any meals that are left over are being donated to Wayside Christian Mission Center to support others in their local community who are in need.
“Even in these dark times, we try to have a little fun and keep morale high,” shared Executive Chef Marcus Moore.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
In Newport News, VA a camera manufacturer is donating boxed lunches to the City of Newport News first responders, including police and fire department officials to thank them and send appreciation for their continued work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team at Cherry Blossom Marketplace supported the effort, assisting the client in preparing and packaging the boxed lunches. Through this partnership, 300 lunches were provided in the first week. That number more than doubled in the second week, providing 650 boxed lunches to these officials. The Eurest team included Food Service Director Kathleen Myers and three of associates participated to help spread their gratitude and support.
“A friend of mine is a fire fighter for one of the departments and she and her whole team shared how much they loved the meal and appreciated how it was packaged so they knew it was safe. Hearing first hand and seeing the appreciation is what makes doing what we are doing every day worth it during this time.”
– Kathleen Myers, FSD
The Newport News Police Officers and Fire Fighters were extremely grateful for the taste and freshness of the food and the careful packaging, even expressing their appreciation on their social media platforms.
Executive Chef Jae Lee was grateful to be able to support. “It was a great opportunity to be able to give back during these crazy times,” he said.
Kathleen seconds that sentiment, saying that it is honor to be able to assist with such a large donation to help those “fighting the good fight.”
Cashier Kim Nguyen in Everett, WA is spreading positivity and encouraging safety by making masks for each of her teammates to keep outside of work. She even made one for Executive Chef, Shane Sebesta’s 3-year-old daughter, Sloane.
Chef Sebesta was particularly grateful, expressing his appreciation for Kim’s generosity. He’s joining her in wanting to teach people the importance of personal safety. He’s been teaching his daughter about staying well including the benefits of locally grown food – a focus of our Food with Purpose platform. They have 10 chickens that produce fresh eggs for their family.
Bette Beyer made her fellow teammate Valerie Smook a “Be Safe. Stay Well.” basket to keep Valerie well as she relocates across the state. The basket was filled with sanitizer bottles, cleaners, paper towels, masks and more.