The James M. Cox Foundation, Tull Foundation, Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation and the Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation announced a $325,000 donation to help feed frontline workers serving in emergency rooms, ICUs and critical care wards at 19 Atlanta hospitals. In addition, other foundations and companies are coming forward to lend their support.
Our country’s healthcare workers are putting their lives on the line as hospitals respond to the influx of COVID-19 patients and manage ongoing care. In response to the growing strain on these professionals, the James M. Cox Foundation is partnering with eight restaurants and catering groups, as well as the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation and the Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, to supply meals to more than 8,000 healthcare workers each week through May 1.
These meals are being delivered to hospitals in the Atlanta area including Emory Healthcare, Grady Health System, Piedmont Healthcare, the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital and WellStar Health System.
“Every day our healthcare workers are leaving the safety of their homes and putting themselves in harm’s way in order to save lives,” said Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises. “We recognize the sacrifice they’re making, and this is one small way we can support them while they battle on the front lines.” Read more