Community Uniting: One thousand SHaRe meals delivered
One thousand SHaRe meals have been delivered to Chambersburg’s health care workers since the program began in December. Not only has the program grown in the number of meals donated by local residents, but in the number of restaurants participating.
Local residents “buy” a featured meal from local restaurants, which then are donated to Chambersburg Hospital for a quick meal for stressed, hungry caregivers.
“The community has been most generous,” said Sandy Grotberg, of Community Uniting, the organization that organization that started the project back in December.
Local restaurants have been enthusiastic also, Grotberg said, eager to feed hungry heath care workers, and usually keeping the cost of those meals below their normal retail menu prices.
Meanwhile, local healthcare workers continue to be dedicated to the community’s well being, and “appreciative of these donations,” Grotberg said.
About the donors
Donors have been numerous individuals only known to participating restaurants. Some order one meal at a time; some order multiple meals, and others contribute to a “SHaRe Jar” at the registers.
“Our youngest donor was seven years old and donated her Farm Show Butter Sculpture prize money to “help the helpers,” Grotberg said.
But it isn’t just individuals that have enthusiastically embraced the program. A number if local businesses and organizations have also stepped up to the plate and provided donations.
Donating meals (that CU is aware of):
- ·Evening Lions Club
- Starr Insurance
- Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center
Between 150–200 meals are delivered each week. Some restaurants deliver more often than their “featured” week, however. Falafel Shack has delivered every week since Dec. 23.
Day shift at the hospital in all departments have had deliveries. Meals have also gone to caregivers at the following facilities:
- 3 Urgent Care Centers
- 2 Ambulance services
- 3 Shelters
- 2 Nursing Homes (with 2 more to go)
CU is focusing on afternoon deliveries for 2nd and 3rd Shift workers at the hospital now, using the list of departments and numbers of employees provided by the hospital.
Menno Haven Chambers Pointe and Providence Place will receive SHaRe meals next week. So will Chambersburg Hospital’s 2nd and 3rd Shifts.
Kenzo and Trickling Springsdeliver meals next Wednesday.
You may order from any restaurant at any time. Some restaurants deliver more often than their “featured” date when they have enough orders (about 50).
|Date||Restaurant||Cost||Meal||Call to Place Order|
|Feb 17||Kenzo||$8||Chicken Pad Thai, Rice, Soup||(717) 263-0076|
|Feb 17||The Market atTrickling Springs||$8||Cranberry Turkey Wrap, Chips,Cookie & Lemonade||(717) 748-4040 Ext. 4|
|Feb 24||Veroni Cafe||$8||Burrito, Rice, Beans and Chips & Salsa||(717) 494-5354|
|Feb 24||China One||$7||Chicken, Vegetable, Rice & Egg Roll||(717) 709-0381|
|Mar 3||Falafel Shack||$6||Falafel Wrap||(717) 404-8282*|
|Mar 3||Montezuma’s (Wayne Ave.)||$8||Burrito with Rice & Beans||(717) 709-1003|
|Mar 3||China Wok||$7||Chicken, Veg., Egg Roll, & Rice||(717) 263-7200|
|Mar 4||CJs BBQ||$8||BBQ on a Roll||(717) 261-4760|
|Mar 10||Pat & Carla’s||$8||Italian Wrap||(717) 263-6353|
|Mar 10||Sakura||$8||Hibachi Chicken, Rice & Vegetable||(717) 251-2866|
|* Falafel Shack offers website orders via:||FS SHaRe!|