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232-HELP Health Care Heroes meal fund ends, more than 20,000 meals delivered

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jul 01, 2020

A program aimed at feeding healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic has ended.

The Healthcare Heroes Meal fund which organizers say has delivered 20,000 meals since March 2020 ended in Late June. The program was set up to make meals available to front-line hospital workers at Lafayette General Hospital, UHC, Our Lady of Lourdes, the Heart Hospital, St. Martin Hospital, Abrom Kaplan Hospital, and Abbeville General.

232-HELP/211 says that major funding for the program came from Jewell P. Lowe Foundation, Blue Cross Foundation, Sertoma, and McIlhenny Company, and the logistical assistance of the Community Foundation of Acadiana. Meals were delivered by iMonelli Restaurant

" The 232-HELP/211 Healthcare Heroes program has been the largest sustained, regular provider of front-line healthcare provider meals in Acadiana during the COVID-19 crisis. The program concluded in late June. We would like to thank our partners for making this gift available to those on the front-line fighting COVID-19," a release states

232-HELP says that over $130,000 in contributions were raised for the Healthcare Heroes Meal Fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana.
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