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Harvest Bowl delivers free meals to hospital staff working during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 9:21 PM, Mar 31, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa business is raising money to help feed health care workers on the frontline, fighting COVID-19.

Staff at Harvest Bowl prepared and delivered nearly 50 meals for I.C.U. workers at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg Tuesday.

"Right now, a lot of cafeterias in the hospitals are actually closing down and they’re limited sources for the employees to go out and find something to eat," said co-owner Athar Naif. "In order to be energized and ready to take care of all these patients, they need to be fed."

Harvest Bowl is an eclectic eatery and market on North Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights. The family-operated business just opened in January and is surviving on carry-out orders.

It's an important cause for Naif, who is a part-time pharmacist. Her husband is also a health care worker.

"We’re trying to find a positive light to all of this because we’re not the only ones going through it," said Naif.

Harvest Bowl plans on delivering free meals to health care workers at Tampa's James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital next week.

They are raising money through GoFundMe, you can donate here.