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Local dealer group to donate over 500 meals to medical staff, workers at 2 Pinellas Co. hospitals

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 17:47:51-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A local dealer group will be delivering over 500 meals for medical staff and workers at two Pinellas County hospitals.

The Crown Automotive Group has stepped up to help support the community as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help the heroes on the front lines, the group has asked Parkshore Grill and Baystar Restaurant Group and Catering to prepare over 500 meals to hospital workers and medical staff. They plan on dropping them off at Bayfront and Morton Plant Hospital on Thursday.

We can’t thank our area hospitals and their dedicated staffs adequately for what they do every day as we face this epic tragedy that has affected so many families in our community and the nation. We also wanted to support our area restaurant groups, Frank Chivas with Baystar and Steve Westphal of St Pete Restaurant Group who have been so charitable in their own right during this pandemic. The least we can do is give back and make sure these front line hospital heroes don’t have to worry about a meal during their busy shift.
Jim Myers, President and Chief Operating Officer of Crown Automotive Group said.

Crown would like to thank the workers for all the sacrifices they have made by providing a good meal on their busy shifts.

All Crown delivery volunteers will deliver the food outside the hospital at an exclusive entry used by hospital workers only. Crown will also be delivering 30 cases of water to both hospitals.

“We are proud to stand together with other local businesses,” said Myers. “Our community must come together during these tough times and we’re proud to be able to support both our local restaurants and hospital workers during these challenging times.”