Scarborough Health Network (SHN) frontline staff received three delicious food donations from generous donors over the past few weeks as a token of appreciation. David Maung, a longtime supporter of SHN and President of Floors@Work, purchased 225 dim sum lunch boxes from Casa deLuz and helped deliver them personally to the frontline health care workers.

“Helping our neighbours is just one way we can give back during such a difficult time,” said David Maung, President of Floors@Work and longtime SHN Foundation donor. “By doing something as simple as providing a hot meal, we can show our brave health care workers how much we appreciate their sacrifices.”

After SHN staff received their dim sum lunches, they were treated to delicious cheesecakes courtesy of Love Me Sweet. To help deliver the 270 cheesecakes to the staff were members of the Toronto Police Service, also showing their appreciation for health care heroes.

“We are so grateful to our community supporters for thinking of our health care workers during these difficult times,” said Linda Tse, Associate Director of Development at SHN Foundation. “As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, these tokens of appreciation mean so much to our Scarborough community.”

The dim sum lunches were such a hit with staff, that Sandy Zhang, President of Prime + Care Health Centre hand delivered 300 more dim sum meals from Perfect Chinese Restaurant to staff at all three hospitals.

“During the last year, we know how hard the frontline workers at SHN have been working to keep Scarborough safe,” said Sandy Zhang, President of Prime + Care Health Centre. “We’re honoured to show our gratitude through delicious meals to encourage the staff to keep pushing through.”

Over the last year, SHN has received over 33,200 meals for our frontline staff fighting the pandemic. The continued generosity means Scarborough’s hospitals can continue caring for the community with compassion.

Words of Thanks from SHN Staff:

“The community support to SHN means so much to me because it shows how much we are loved, and appreciated for the hard work we do as healthcare workers.” – Larissa, Clerical Staff

“There were days when we were so busy, and had no time to even warm up our lunch, and having a hot lunch delivered to us makes life a bit easier.” – Patricia, Registered Nurse

“The donations have made a huge difference in our life during this challenging time. We can not thank the donors enough for all their support.” – Daina, Secretary

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