Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, Breana Batton planned to spend her birthday.
“I ordered a birthday cake for myself, to eat by myself because my husband is a night shift Covid worker at Our Lady of the Lake, he’s a respiratory therapist.”
As fate had it, the relationship between her and baker Sarah Hays would become so much more.
“I got my cake and told Sarah, hey I would love to help you with whatever you’re doing and she’s like okay, here’s all this information let’s do it” said Batton, Co-Founder of Shift Support.
Together the women launched shift support. It’s an organization supporting local businesses and providing meals to health care workers on the front lines.
“It’s like, what can we do as a community that can’t be on the front line, how can we help the front line” said Sarah Joy Hays, Co-Founder of Shift Support.
Since the project started, shift support has raised money in partnership with local artists and businesses. The funds are used to donate hundreds of meals to area hospitals and first responders.
“We’re doing this so you get money, hospital workers get fed and it’s kind of just a win-win” said Hays.
As signs are held thanking health care workers, the meals are packed, getting ready for delivery. The co-owners said, what started out as an idea has come full circle and will extend far beyond this pandemic.
“As donations continue to come, we’ll work to make this long lasting and hopefully have a greater impact far beyond just these few month we’re knee deep in.”
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