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Swensons feeds coronavirus frontline workers at Akron Children's Hospital

It's their way of saying thank you.
Credit: George Payamgis, 3News

AKRON, Ohio — The Swensons team brought their food truck to Akron Children's Hospital on Friday to help feed workers battling coronavirus on the frontlines.

In the past few weeks, Swensons has been spotted providing free meals to frontline workers at University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic.

“Our UH Elyria drop off was part of our normal weekday community giving,” Kevin Howley of Swensons told 3News earlier this month. “We don’t actively publicize it, but we deliver food four to six times per week in our local communities, including weekly ‘First Responder Fridays’ where we deliver food to first responders. It’s our way of giving back and being good neighbors. As the pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home directives have progressed, we transitioned our giving to essential personnel and first responders.

We streamed live video from Swensons at Akron Children's Hospital, which you can watch in the player below:

Howley said Swensons fed 855 medical employees, 310 first responders, 120 essential workers and 75 homeless people throughout the month of March.

If you know a local hero who deserves a Swensons delivery, the chain wants to hear from you. You can nominate somebody HERE.

Meanwhile, all Swensons locations remain open and are “operating under strict cleaning and sanitizing processes.”

Known for its signature Galley Boy, which is a double cheeseburger smothered in two homemade sauces, Swensons is consistently ranked among America's best burger spots.

It's even a favorite of Akron native LeBron James.

"I get a double cheeseburger, and onion rings," James revealed last year during an interview at the I PROMISE School in Akron. "And then I get a banana milkshake with real ice cream. I have a nice little feast."


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