Verizon connects Sioux Falls frontline heroes and local restaurants this holiday season

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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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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Verizon is expanding its “Food for Frontline Workers'' program to doctors, nurses, first responders and medical staff working in Sioux Falls. To fulfill this mission, Verizon has enlisted the help of Firehouse Subs Sioux Falls and Boss’ Pizza and Chicken to deliver 4,495 meals to frontline heroes at the Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital throughout the holiday season. 

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. As the COVID-19 cases continued to rise across the country, Verizon saw a need to expand the program further and share a small gesture of thanks to the workers in Sioux Falls. 

“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 Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business. “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.”

Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business

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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