With Anniversary of COVID-19 Pandemic, Northwest Hospital Handing Out 15-Pound Produce Boxes to Thank Front Line Workers

1,200 Team Members Expected to Receive Gift of Fresh Produce, Thanks to Generous Donors to the Hospital’s “Care Bravely” Compassion Fund

Randallstown, MD– Front line workers at Northwest Hospital will be treated to a box of fresh produce compliments of donors to Northwest Hospital’s Care Bravely Compassion Fund. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our team members have demonstrated their dedication and commitment to Caring Bravely. In appreciation and thanks for their hard work team members are invited to pick-up a 15-pound box of fresh produce at the end of their shifts on Tuesday, March 16. 

Team members can pick up a box of produce by simply driving to the L parking lot, across the street from the hospital entrance on Carlson Lane. Volunteers will be  there to greet staff and place the boxes in their vehicles. 

It’s a perfect opportunity to usher in spring and thank team members for their hard work throughout the pandemic. 1,200 boxes of produce will be available, enough for each Northwest team member.

The gift of produce comes courtesy of the Care Bravely Compassion Fund. LifeBridge Health (Northwest Hospital’s parent company) created the Care Bravely Compassion Fund last March in response to the tremendous outpouring of community support for our caregivers in the time of COVID.  

The produce comes from Keany Produce and the Produce Alliance. Each box contains a variety of seasonal produce. 

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (Rain or Shine)
Produce Pick-Up Time: Starts at 6:30 a.m. and continues until all boxes are handed out
Distribution location: Northwest Hospital/ 5401 Old Court Road / L Parking Lot, off Carlson Lane
Notes for Media: Representatives of Northwest Hospital and employees will be available for interviews. 
Best visuals will take place at the end of each shift.  

However, pick-ups are available all day and into the evening.

As recommended by the CDC, we will be practicing social distancing and wearing personal face coverings and ask that you practice accordingly. 

About Northwest Hospital:
Northwest Hospital, a nonprofit hospital with 231 beds located in Randallstown, has served the northwest Baltimore community for more than 50 years. With a patient-friendly design and impressive array of specialties, the hospital provides patient-centered care with an emphasis on quality and safety. For more information, visit https://www.lifebridgehealth.org/Northwest
About LifeBridge Health: LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org
About Keany Produce & Gourmet:
This family-owned and operated foodservice distributor located in Landover, Maryland and Richmond, Virginia was founded in 1978 by Kevin Keany in Washington, DC. Along with his three brothers (Danny, Chris, and Ted) they are still integrated in the daily operations of the company. Keany has grown to become the largest family-owned and operated fresh foodservice distributor on the East Coast. Committed to distributing fresh, high-quality products to the Mid-Atlantic region through this dedication, customers will also receive extraordinary, hands-on support from our strong, educated family of employees. www.keanyproduce.com
About Produce Alliance Foundation:
The Produce Alliance Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 comprised both of monetary efforts and/or supplies donated to a collective foundation for the purpose of contributing to charitable causes. During Produce Box Project: Nourish Our Frontlines, the Foundation has provided over 40,000 pounds of fresh quality produce to 3000 front line responders. www.producealliance.com/pa-foundation

About Produce Alliance
The Produce Alliance, based in Chicago, Illinois, is a national produce distributor through its alliance of growers/shipper community, providing access to the highest quality of fresh produce. They specialize in category management services including procurement, national distribution, information services, and food safety assurance to food service clients across North America, the Caribbean and beyond. Additionally, they manage an alliance of more than fifty independently owned specialty distributors of fresh products with combined produce sales of over $4 billion annually. www.producealliance.com

Judy Carmichael