Publix, Boar's Head donate thousands of sandwiches to first responders, hospital workers

4,000 sandwiches delivered to front-line workers from Vero Beach to Hialeah
Posted at 9:05 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 09:05:10-04

LAKELAND, Fla. — Those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic were treated to some tasty sandwiches Thursday.

Publix and Boar's Head teamed up to make and distribute 4,000 sandwiches for first responders and hospital workers in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

In a joint effort, the sandwiches were made by Publix and are being distributed by Boar's Head vendors to neighborhood fire stations, police stations and hospitals from Vero Beach to Hialeah.

"In these uncertain times, we are grateful to those who take care of us, so it's only fitting that we take care of them," Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous said.

Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. have been designated as special shopping hours for first responders and hospital employees.