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Healthcare workers from the Emergency Department at Memorial Campus were treated to lunch from Kiki's Mexican Restaurant. Kiki's donated food to the ED staff on Friday

Local restaurants, franchises donate food, drink to local hospitals

Local restaurants, franchises and delivery companies have stepped up during the COVID-19 emergency, supporting the front line hospital workers by delivering food and snacks, free of charge.

On Friday, Dunkin’ donated to University Medical Center of El Paso’s healthcare workers 96 pounds of Dunkin’ coffee and 24 boxes of Dunkin’ KCups.

“On behalf of everyone at Dunkin’, we want to send a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at University Medical Center of El Paso. Thank you for tirelessly protecting our communities, and for being on the front lines of this crisis. As local business owners who live and work in El Paso, our franchisees are committed to supporting those keeping El Paso running, and we are proud to have the opportunity to give back during this challenging time,” said Heather Morin, Integrated Marketing Manager for Dunkin’ Brands.

“We thank Dunkin’ for their generosity,” said Estela Casas, Executive Director of UMC and El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We gratefully accept this donation on behalf of our COVID-19 Compassionate Care Fund.”

Across town, Comfort Catering has been loading up on donated food from local restaurants and delivering it to healthcare workers, free of charge.

On Friday afternoon, the Comfort Catering crew picked up a donation from Charcoaler for workers at The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus.

They then brought Kiki’s Mexican Restaurant’s signature meals and delivered it to the Emergency Department.

Via their facebook page, officials with Comfort Catering shared that the deliveries – thanks to generous donations from the community – would be continuing their mission.

“Thanks to everyone for making donations so we can purchase meals from Wing Daddy’s to be delivered to the hospital heroes in the ER, ICU, & PCU at Sierra Providence! They’ll be delivering lunch tomorrow”

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