Business owners serve meals

Published 10:00 am Saturday, April 18, 2020

VALLEY — Kalpesh “K.B.” Bhandari, owner of the Citgo station on Fob James Drive and the Triangle Service Station south of Valley, and Deepak Sakoriya, district manager for Waffle House, treated local medical personnel to free meals on Friday. It made for a very busy day.

At 6:30 a.m., they were at the entrance of EAMC-Lanier Hospital delivering 70 breakfast plates from the Waffle House. There were lots of smiles from night shift employees as they received a hot meal on their way home.

In and of itself that made for a busy morning, but at 11:30 a.m. they were back at it, bringing free meals to the employees of the doctors’ offices at Valley Medical Pavilion, and then going over to Valley Medical Park and bringing lunch to the offices of Dr. Arvind Kamath and Dr. Pat Martin.

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The lunches included Hunt Brothers pizza, sandwiches, regular cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers and Hostess cupcakes.

“We are doing this to thank medical personnel for all the sacrifices they are making,” Bhandari said. “They are putting their lives at risk every day. We want to show our gratitude by providing them some healthy meals that will help them power through the day.”

The noon hour meals had the following message: “We are thinking of you and your colleagues every second of every day.

There is no way to put into words how much you are appreciated, loved and supported by millions of people around the world. You risk your lives every day to save strangers. We will be forever grateful for your special kind of heroism.”

On Monday, State Rep. Debbie Wood and State Senator Randy Price will be providing sack lunches from Papa’s Stew & Que to hospital workers at EAMC-Lanier.