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IBEW Local 773 and Mezzo Ristorante deliver first round of meals to frontline workers

April 10, 2020

Local health workers “need to be supported.” IBEW Local 773 CEO Karl Lovett, left, and Mezzo Ristorante co-owner Filip Rocca drop off food for staff at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Met campus on Friday, April 10, 2020. Helping unload the donated meals was Cristina Naccarato, the hospital’s manager of philanthropy. DAN JANISSE / Windsor Star

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Mezzo Ristorante partners with union to feed hospital staff

Article originally published by Taylor Campbell via the Windsor Star. View the original posting here.

A Windsor eatery delivered its first of thousands of free meals to frontline workers Friday with the help of a new partner.

Through an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 773, Mezzo Ristorante is expected to help feed 5,000 frontline hospital staff in Windsor, Leamington, and Chatham-Kent over the next three weeks.

“They are putting their own lives at risk to help manage this epidemic and protect us all,” said Filip Rocca, who co-owns Mezzo with Darcy King. “That’s something that needs to be supported in every way we can.”

The first batch of individually packaged meals was delivered on Friday to Windsor Regional Hospital’s Met and Ouellette campuses, as well as to Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Erie Shores HealthCare in Leamington and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will also receive meals.

“At the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, we are committed to the people in the community, and especially to the essential workers,” said CEO Karl Lovett. “IBEW respects what the men and women are doing in our hospitals, every person from reception, maintenance, nurses, doctors and security.

 

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