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Local Freshii location, Freshii Westboro, is owned and operated by serial entrepreneur and Ottawa Digital Marketing Certificate 2019 graduate, Karla Briones. As a local business that is taking part in physical distancing practices by keeping its location closed to the public, the team still wanted to provide food for the community, namely those directly working with COVID-19 patients.

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Over the past couple of weeks, the team at Freshii Westboro has launched “Feed the Frontline”. They have been able to prepare and donate over 300 meals in the last 10 days, with help from sponsors including friends and Welch LLP. These meals have been shared in different departments such as emergency rooms and intensive care units at the Ottawa Hospital Civic and General Campuses, Montfort Hospital, and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital.

 

 

These “Frontline Heroes” have been thanked by many happy hospital staff on social media.

   

 

young woman showing boxed food Worried her business may not survive this difficult time, Karla is happy knowing that they did something good for the community in their last days of operation.

If you want to become a part of this cause, call Freshii Westboro at (613) 319-8090 to place an order to donate meals to our healthcare workers.


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