Salvation Army delivers free meals to healthcare workers ending shifts on Milwaukee's east side

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Healthcare workers across the board have been putting in long hours and working overtime during the coronavirus pandemic.

So when their shift is finally over, they likely need to eat.

The Salvation Army is making it that much easier for those at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's on Milwaukee's east side.

Early Friday morning, Salvation Army volunteers were outside the hospital providing free meals to staff that ended their shift.

"We hear a lot about the healthcare workers and the service they're giving of course all year-round, but especially now during this crisis," said Salvation Army Maj. Steven Merritt. "So we thought just by providing a meal, that might be a basic need that the health workers would need."

The Salvation Army planned to hand out more meals Friday evening during the 6:30 p.m. shift change.

If all goes well, they may do more in the future.

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