KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Olathe Health wants to thank the community for the myriad of donations that have come in to support medical staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight.
Donors gave over $10,000 to support Olathe Medical Center's Micro Mart and Groceries-To-Go program. The program allows staff to pick up a $12 bag of groceries, since they might not have the time or money to go to the store.
The donations allow for 833 bags of free groceries for Olathe Health associates.
Several local restaurants have also done their part to make sure staff at the medical center are fed.
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is purchasing Johnny's BBQ for all associates on Thursday. That totals 1,100 boxed meals.
Pizza Hut is working on a plan to feed the staff at all Olathe Health Clinics, which will happen next week.
The Olathe Chamber of Commerce is also partnering with Olathe Health to make sure workers are fed.
The Front Line Fund will purchase meals from local restaurants to feed frontline workers - supporting both medical personnel and local business.
"We’ve been blown away at Olathe Health by all the generous donations we are receiving. Every day we receive something new – whether it’s supplies, food or just notes of encouragement," officials said in a statement.
We've created a Facebook group, We're Open Kansas City, where members of the community can post businesses serving their community.