Verizon connects Los Angeles frontline heroes and local restaurants

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Verizon’s ‘Food for Frontline Workers’ program has provided 150,000 meals across the country since the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Verizon partnered with local LA restaurants to feed frontline workers at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center

LOS ANGELES - Verizon is expanding its “Food for Frontline Workers” program to healthcare workers and first responders working in the greater Los Angeles area. To fulfill this mission, Verizon has enlisted the help of Conservatory, Sqirl, Jon & Vinny’s and Green Leaf Kitchen & Cocktails to deliver 12,300 meals to frontline heroes at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and Los Angeles County Fire Department throughout January. 

This program is the continuation of Verizon’s initiative that kicked off in April, delivering more than 150,000 meals to frontline workers in cities across the U.S. including New York City. With the number of Covid cases dramatically increasing across the greater Los Angeles metro area, local first responders and healthcare workers are on the frontlines saving lives throughout this unprecedented moment. As a small token of appreciation for their heroic efforts, Verizon saw a need to expand the program further and share a small gesture of thanks to frontline workers across the area. 

“Our ‘Food for Frontline Workers’ program is a way for us to deliver gratitude and support for first responders, healthcare workers, and to the local business restaurants who have been hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Andrés Irlando, senior vice president and president, Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon. “By putting themselves on the front lines of the response to COVID-19, first responders and healthcare workers have sacrificed their own comfort to care for others. We see the best part of humanity in their selfless acts of heroism.”

First responders and healthcare workers are managing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, and at the same time, small business restaurant owners are facing business challenges given many states' recent curfews and restrictions on dining. With a history of running toward crises, Verizon is offering a small thank you to first responders and healthcare workers in some of the hardest hit areas across the nation, while continuing its nationwide support of small businesses.

“Our ‘Food for Frontline Workers’ program is a way for us to deliver gratitude and support for first responders, healthcare workers, and to the local business restaurants who have been hit hardest by the pandemic...By putting themselves on the front lines of the response to COVID-19, first responders and healthcare workers have sacrificed their own comfort to care for others. We see the best part of humanity in their selfless acts of heroism.”

Andrés Irlando, senior vice president and president, Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon

Our commitment to the frontlines doesn’t stop with COVID-19 local support, but nationwide with these programs:

  • BlueJeans Enterprise Access: To show our appreciation, BlueJeans is pleased to offer the Enterprise version of our BlueJeans Meetings platform free for 90 days to all military personnel and frontline workers to help them stay connected with family and friends over the holidays.

  • Those Who Serve Plan Discount: New or existing Verizon customers can sign up for the ongoing ‘Those Who Serve’ unlimited pricing with wireless unlimited plans as low as $30/mo per line for four lines, and Fios 200Mbps internet as low as $34.99/mo. Verizon’s Those Who Service plan discount is offered to all nurses, first responders, teachers, and military nationwide.

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