Special delivery

Sheriff’s office provides lunches for frontline workers
Genesee County Ambassador Johnell Allen-Bey and Sheriff’s Office deputies handed off the delivery of free lunches from Hoffman’s Deli to Hurley Hospital staff. Photo by Ben Gagnon

Genesee County Ambassador Johnell Allen-Bey and Sheriff’s Office deputies handed off the delivery of free lunches from Hoffman’s Deli to Hurley Hospital staff. Photo by Ben Gagnon

FLINT — Frontline healthcare workers at Hurley Medical Center received a special delivery of free lunches on Feb. 3, courtesy of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #948.

The meals, which were provided by Hoffman’s Deli in Flint, were delivered to Hurley for doctors, nurses, physicians, ER technicians and many more personnel working in first, second and third shifts— particularly workers in critical care units. Altogether, 400 meals arrived for Hurley over the course of the day.

Jordan Brown, Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement for the Hurley Foundation, said that healthcare workers were thrilled to receive the free meals.

“They’re happy that people haven’t forgotten about them and that our community is still wrapping their arms around us,” she said. “We’re giving a big thank you to the unions and the Sheriff’s Department for visiting us today.”

The “Walk With Us” Restaurant Spectacular was organized by the Sheriff’s Office, IBEW 948 and NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association). Members of the IBEW chapter donated money from their paychecks to purchase lunches for 1,500 healthcare workers across the Hurley, Ascension Genesys and McLaren Flint health systems.

Great Harvest Bread Company in Grand Blanc also delivered meals to healthcare workers at Ascension Genesys Hospital earlier in the day. — B.G.