Catholic School Shows Appreciation for Healthcare Workers

Holy Family Catholic School recently showed their appreciation for medical professionals and first responders who are putting their lives at risk to help those affected by the coronavirus by giving out free Chick-fil-a sandwiches.

During the Christmas season, the school won $500 worth of food from a tree-decorating contest that their community partner, Chick-fil-a at the Avenues, held. They hadn’t used the money yet, and decided to put it towards a good cause. Chick-fil-a at the Avenues agreed to partner with the school to use the $500 and cover the excess cost.

The Chick-fil-a staff bagged 100 lunches of a sandwich, chips, and a cookie and even wrote encouraging notes on each bag. On Wednesday, April 8, Sandy Salem, director of marketing and advancement for Holy Family, delivered the lunches to the staff of Ascension St. Vincent, along with a banner that she and her daughter Ava made.

According to Salem, the staff she delivered the lunches to told her much they appreciated the gesture and how much it brightened their day. The banner she and her daughter made is now hanging in the staff break room.

“It was such a rewarding experience for the school to be able to help support our first responders in a small way,” said Salem. We know it’s been difficult for everyone to transition to distance learning and being home, but our first responders are there on the front lines every day keeping us safe and going above and beyond.”