BurgerFi, the better-burger restaurant group with nearly 125 locations across the world, and the Marcum Foundation, the charitable giving arm of one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, have successfully completed their initiative to deliver nearly 20,000 meals to hospital workers and first responders on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A touching video documentary recapping this heartfelt initiative.
With BurgerFi spanning some of the cities hardest hit by the virus outbreak, the collaboration has focused on feeding the healthcare heroes in those communities, who are working tirelessly, putting their health and safety on the line for their patients.
With a starting point of May 14 in New York City, the epicenter of the country’s pandemic, tens of thousands of meals were then delivered to 60 hospitals in other affected areas including Philadelphia; Bethesda, Maryland; and across the South Florida region, the site of BurgerFi’s headquarters.
Select VA hospitals were also beneficiaries of the drops on the week of Memorial Day, May 25.
On the menu were BurgerFi’s award-winning all-natural antibiotic and hormone-free Angus beef burgers and fried chicken sandwiches, as well as their handcrafted, award-winning VegeFi burgers.
“We are privileged to have partnered with the Marcum Foundation for such an important cause during an unprecedented time, and we’re incredibly proud of our teams all over the country who stepped up in a big way to make it happen.
Every day, hospital staffs risk their lives to protect our communities, and we wanted to bring them a delicious meal to remind them just how much their continued service is appreciated,” said Kevin Cooper, Director of Leadership and Development who served as BurgerFi’s project manager for the collaboration.
“The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly impacted all of us in some way, and joining forces with BurgerFi enabled us to make powerful things happen for those working so selflessly under extremely difficult conditions.
We are so proud of this collaboration to make sure our frontline healthcare workers are taking care of themselves while they take care of others, and help put a smile back on their faces,” said Shaun Blogg, chairman of the Marcum Foundation and office managing partner of Marcum’s West Palm Beach office.
With a majority of BurgerFi’s dining rooms having been closed for the past two months to protect the health of its guests and team members, the drop-offs were able to bring a renewed sense of joy and purpose to both company and franchise restaurant teams.
Recognized nationally by Consumer Reports as “Best Burger Joint,” BurgerFi is committed to providing healthy alternatives to its customers.
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