FORT MADISON – On Thursday, April 23rd PaperPak LLC of Fort Madison, IA partnered with Jaqueline Lumsden of Sub Arena sandwich shop, also of Fort Madison, to provide lunch to the front-line medical workers at the Fort Madison Community Hospital. Some 250 sandwiches and sides were made up by Sub Arena and delivered to the hospital.
Joe Panther, Vice President of Operations, Carton Craft Companies based in St. Charles IL. said, “This operation has made Fort Madison it’s home for the past 97 years under a few different ownerships and we wanted to give back to the community. The safety, health and well-being of our employees, customers and community is always of paramount importance to us and more so in these unprecedented times.
“This is our way of showing our support to the front-line health care workers and our appreciation for what they do for our community on a daily basis. When I brought this idea to the attention of Tony Reyes (President and CEO of Carton Craft Companies) last Thursday, without hesitation, he responded that “This was an absolutely wonderful idea!” We are not done yet and plan on partnering with Sub Arena again next week to provide lunch to area first responders.”
Tony Reyes, Carton Craft and the Tony Reyes Family Foundation have been doing their part as well. Tony himself has been busy on weekends cooking fish tacos, wood fired prime rib and Friday night fish fry dinners and distributing them through the Knights of Columbus Council 8002.
These meals are available for local law enforcement through curbside pickup. The Tony Reyes Family Foundation has also partnered with Caliendo’s Restaurant and Bar and is providing meals to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital employees as well as to families and staff at their local Ronald McDonald House.