BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Pelican Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors held an event called Workforce Feeding Frontlines on Thursday, May 28 where Merit Shop construction workforce and other ABC Pelican Members prepared and delivered nearly 3,000 meals to frontline workers fighting COVID-19.

“Today, we were privileged to bring together many of our members in a safe environment to show thousands of frontline healthcare workers how grateful we are for their service,” said David Helveston, President and CEO of ABC Pelican. “ABC Pelican is voice of the Merit Shop Construction Industry across much of Louisiana, and we used that unified voice today to say, ‘thank you’ to the true heroes of the pandemic.”

Frontline workers at these locations received meals:

  • Baton Rouge General
  • Ochsner Health
  • Our Lady of the Lake
  • Woman’s Hospital

“It means everything to them,” Erik Showalter, president of the Baton Rouge General Foundation, said. “To not only to receive the food, but to see the community out here supporting what they do, feeding them and showing them the support, it means the world to them. It gives them so much morale and it keeps them going.”

According to ABC Pelican, almost 40 member companies participated in the Workforce Feeding Frontlines event.