Local restaurant group donates meals to healthcare workers on Christmas Eve

Posted at 2:18 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 15:18:33-05

MILWAUKEE — Lowlands Group, a local restaurant group, donated 1,000 meals to front line healthcare workers on Christmas Eve.

"It's really awesome that they're doing this and I'm really excited," said Susie Hayes as she picked up her food from Cafe Hollander on Downer Avenue.

It's no secret that 2020 has been tough for those on the front line.

That's why Cafe Hollander Manager Brett Larson said the intention of the donation was to provide wholesome food as a way to say "thank you". They are filling up those who never give up during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Superfoods: pomegranates, strawberries, whole grains, we have some salamis, some crostini, some goat cheese, some gouda cheese," said Larson. "It's the holiday season, so we thought what better way to give back to the nurses, the doctors, everybody in the healthcare industry that's putting in all the extra time with what's going on this year."

The meals were gifted thanks to generous donations and help from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

A gift of appreciation that brought smiles to those who certainly deserve it on Christmas Eve.

"The pandemic has been really long and I know that people are just kind of over it but to just know that people are still thinking of us and keeping us in their minds. It's heartwarming," said healthcare worker Brittany Lyda.

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