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Vietnamese restaurant “The Banh Mi Shop” donates meals to hospital workers

Hospital workers are being overworked because of the coronavirus outbreak. The medical workers are not sleeping or eating much as they try to help patients. To make matters worse, some are having a hard time finding food because of the hoarders leaving shelves empty. To help fight empty stomachs, “The Banh Mi Shop” in University City, Missouri did what it does best, and donated its delicious meals to hospital workers, reports Feast Magazine.

“We know we can’t feed the whole hospital but we all have to do what we can, even if it’s just helping feed one department,” The Banh Mi Shop wrote on their Instagram page. “… Being a small business, we know the importance of sticking together, even being a new shop, we know we have to make sacrifices wherever we can do support the community and especially the healthcare workers that are risking their lives every day to help all of St. Louis.”

On that day, the business donated 30 meals to Missouri Baptist Medical Center. The gesture was such a hit, they continued to donate meals to other hospitals such as Cardinal Glennon and SSM.

The owner of “The Banh Mi Shop,” Jimmy Trinh told Feast Magazine he got the idea after an old friend helped him out by buying meals when his business was starting out. The restaurant opened in late February and on their one month anniversary, Trinh returned that kind gesture by donating meals to the hospital.

His generosity was awarded by people applauding him but more importantly, inspiring others to also donate. “Rise and Shine Apparel,” another local business, pledged to donate a portion of their sales to help feed medical workers on the frontline.

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