VHP America’s initiative: Food for Front liners

Volunteers from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council) of America contributed to the fight against the Corona virus in their own way – by feeding the fighters on the frontlines of the fight. Called “Food for the Front Liners” this effort is raising funds to buy food and deliver to the doctors and nurses who are directly treating the Covid-19 patients in Emergency Rooms and tents outside the hospitals across Massachusetts.

After learning that the healthcare workers often went without having any food till late afternoons while attending the patients in the “Covid Tents” as they didn’t get time during the day to stop to get food, a flyer was created and circulated amongst the community. Various restaurants and sandwich shops were approached, and sandwiches, chips were bought and delivered to area hospitals, starting with UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester. Apeksha Tripathi M.D, from UMass Worcester says, “I was touched by their humility and by the efforts they took to express their gratitude and support for health care workers.” 

Food has been delivered by dedicated volunteers to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, and Lowell General Hospital.

Katherine Fredette, R.N from UMass Hospital Emergency Room, expressed her appreciation to the volunteers. She said, “We can’t express enough gratitude to the organization and its members.” 

This is also an opportunity to do your part by volunteering to deliver the food to the various area hospitals. To donate please visit: https://www.vhp-america.org/donation/

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