UTICA, N.Y. -- On Tuesday, three different area businesses donated food to three of the area's health care facilities. The three deliveries were not coordinated by any of the companies. Members of the UCFW donated a total of 700 meals to St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
The sandwiches were made by Tops Friendly Market in Rome.
"We are all trying to stay away from COVID-19. We don't know who has it, but they're in an environment where they know people have it and they're trying to protect themselves every day doing great work," said Gregory Gorea, UCFW.
Over in New Hartford, workers at Moe's Southwest Grill were working all morning on preparing 150 burrito bowls and burrito boxes for the workers at St. Lukes.
"We love to support the community that has supported us for 15 years. Its something so exciting to be able to do. We're doing it in every single community that we are in. We just love supporting the community that has supported us," said Marketing Supervisor Jordan Wilson.
ECR International purchased 125 pizzas from Rosario's in East Utica. The pizzas were then donated to workers at the Masonic Care Community.
Don Decarr who is a Quality Analyst at ECR International tells NEWSChannel 2 that deliveries were made at noon, 4 p.m. and,10 p.m. so each of the shift changes was covered.
He hoped these deliveries would boost the spirits of those working on the frontlines fighting COVID-19.
"It's easy to be good in good times, but I think now more than ever it shows what we are really made of and the spirit of community this area has, we're proud to be apart of it," said Decarr.