Over 25 Lebanese-owned restaurants in Halifax have been working hard to provide meals to front-line health workers, including first responders, emergency departments, COVID-19 assessment units, lab techs, support staff, and many more.
To date, there have been over 450 meals delivered.
This is all made possible by the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce (LCC) in Nova Scotia and donations by its partners Scotiabank, TD, and BMO.
Since its annual Cedar & Maple Gala was canceled, sponsorships from the gala were allocated to coronavirus relief.
The LCC decided to purchase meals from Lebanese-owned restaurants to sustain the frontline workers and health workers who come face to face with the virus every day.
“We have recently been approached by additional groups looking to help fund this initiative, so we are proud to announce that by the end of this week we will have served over 1,000 meals from over 50 Lebanese owned restaurants,” said the President of the Chamber, Norman Nahas, to The961.
“We are expanding our reach across Nova Scotia and serving our front line workers that show up to work every day for us,” Mr. Nahas said. “It is a small gesture to serve a hot meal, but we hope it is bringing them some joy.”
As of the time of writing, Nova Scotia is recording 900 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 509 recoveries, and 24 deaths.
The total number of recorded cases in the country is 49,040, including 18,720 recoveries and 2,769 deaths, according to Canada Health, as of the time of writing.
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