Meals of Thanks: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving
This past spring, as we grappled with the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share our gratitude for the hard and often thankless work health care workers provide our community. At the time, we were also working on our Excellence in Nursing Awards issue, and National Nurses Day (May 6) was just a few weeks away — this inspired the beginning of the Meals of Thanks program. With the generous support of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Hooksett’s New England Tap House Grille was able to prepare and deliver almost 1,000 meals to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital on National Nurses Day.
Recently, we got the Meals of Thanks band back together again. To do our small part to show our deep appreciation for veterans, the Tap House team served lunch outside of the Manchester VA Medical Center on Veterans Day.
Then, on November 24, to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Common Man Family of Restaurants provided more than 700 meals to the New Hampshire Food Bank and an additional delivery of 40 meals to The Way Home. All of this was made possible by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s sponsorship.
Below are a few photos from the Veterans Day lunch and the deliveries to the New Hampshire Food Bank and The Way Home.