3 Ways to Thank Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, millions of Americans are staying inside and flattening the curve of the novel COVID-19 virus by limiting their trips outdoors and practicing great personal hygiene. However, not everyone has the luxury of attending university classes from home or telecommuting to work. Doctors, emergency medical personnel, grocery store staff and other essential workers risk illness and injury daily to keep our society moving.

If you aren’t an essential worker, you might be wondering how you can support the brave men and women facing the pandemic head-on. Consider using these 3 easy (and safe!) ways to say “thank you” to those on the front lines.

  • Create a sign. If you know that an essential worker lives near you or in your local neighborhood, consider creating a sign expressing your thanks. Place your sign in your front window or in your yard where they’ll be sure to see it.
  • Support a local business. Though you can no longer spend time dining in your favorite restaurant or sipping cocktails at your local bar, many restaurants are continuing to offer family meals to go in Philadelphia. If you can afford it, consider treating yourself and your family to a lunch or dinner delivery — you’ll get a delicious meal and you’ll be helping a local business owner to feed his or her family as well.
  • Reach out to family members and friends. If someone you know is an essential employee, reach out to them with a phone call or text message. Ask how they’re doing, if they’re okay, and if you can do anything from a distance to make their lives easier. You may never know just how thankful they might be to hear a friendly voice at the end of a long day.

Village Catering is currently offering lunch deliveries and family meals for pickup during the lockdown. Give our team a call today to schedule your lunch delivery in Philadelphia today!