Food for the frontline

TruMark Financial Credit Union is sending trays of bagels, pizza and sandwiches to local hospitals, police departments

Members of the Bensalem Rescue Squad enjoy lunch from Jack’s Cold Cuts. Source: TruMark Financial Credit Union

In a world of social distancing, wearing masks and stay at home orders, first responders and essential employees have become everyday heroes. Police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, doctors and nurses are working around the clock to keep the community safe.

TruMark Financial Credit Union started a first responders’ initiative to recognize the commitment and dedication of these essential employees. For the last several weeks, the credit union has sent trays of bagels and breakfast treats, pizzas and sandwiches from local restaurants to hospitals, police departments and ambulance companies in Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties to express its gratitude.

The first responders’ initiative is two-fold. While recognizing essential employees, the credit union is also supporting small businesses that are struggling during the pandemic.

“Our heroes on the front lines are always seeking ways to help others. In a time when uncertainty prevails, we hope to bring comfort and optimism by giving back and letting our communities know that they are not alone,” said Richard F. Stipa, Trumark Financial’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Bensalem Rescue Squad enjoyed lunch from Jack’s Cold Cuts.

“Having a good lunch always makes the day better,” said an appreciative Bensalem Rescue Squad team member.