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Local construction company teams up with local restaurants to deliver meals to healthcare workers

Posted at 4:49 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 19:05:54-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “You know Buffalo rallies when there’s problems, so we’re just happy to be a part and help everybody,” Frank Tripi, owner of Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs said.

Frank Hot Dogs in the Town of Tonawanda is teaming up with Zoladz Construction to donate 4000 meals to healthcare workers.

“They’re a great local restaurant and they were able to come up to the challenge," Zoladz Construction President Dave Claire said. "You know, not everybody is able to provide four thousand meals.”

“We actually closed our restaurant to handle the capacity," Tripi adds.

Already, this team has delivered thousands of meals to hospitals in our area.

“We have people cooking, packing, labeling,” Tripi said. And they plan on delivering thousands more.

“We’re scheduled throughout the hospitals to do about 8500 meals,” Claire said. And Zoladz Construction is picking up the tab.

“You know we’re hearing all the restaurants closing and the workers working so it just made sense for us to do that," Claire said. "And, it makes us feel great.”

On the receiving end of these meals so far, Mercy and Children’s hospitals.

“When we drop off the food and we see the nurses and the doctors come out and the hospital staff," Claire said. "They’re just saying thank you and it makes you feel good.”

Zoldaz and Frank Hot Dogs plan to keep the meals coming through the end of the month.

“It’s a lot of leg work, a lot of hours but again its worth it,” Tripi said.