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Special Delivery From Lake Bluff Family Helps Local Restaurant & Healthcare Workers

By Deb Fischer

IT TAKES A VILLAGE. As we all continue to work our way through these uncharted times, finding ways to help and to make a difference can look …. DIFFERENT … from person to person and from family to family. Finding YOUR way can be as personal as you are. Looking for ideas? One local Village of Lake Bluff family decided they wanted to help, and they weren't looking for public acknowledgement.

They said, "The heroes are the people helping patients and those in need, educators trying to teach our kids in these difficult circumstances, and the scientists at work trying to find a vaccine/treatment. We all have to work together."

Peanut Gallery food delivery outside of the ER entrance

They decided to show their appreciation to the medical and healthcare staff at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, by donating 60 meals last Saturday, May 16, to the weekend night shift in the Emergency Department, ICU, Covid and Medicine floors. Lovell FHCC serves veterans and active duty military; the hospital does not have a cafeteria open on weekends, which can be a challenge with long shifts.

The LB family's one request was that their donation be used to purchase meals prepared and delivered by sister restaurants The Gallery and The Peanut Gallery in Lake Forest, through #HeroesHelpingHeroes, which partners with Troop 48 Scouts BSA Lake Forest to collect donations. The staff at Lovell's were delighted with the meals and, especially, with the support and recognition shown to them by this Lake Bluff family.

A very happy medical staff receiving the donated food.