Grinders Coffee offers support to essential healthcare workers

Grinders Coffee healthcare workers

Grinders Coffee is saying “thank you” to thousands of essential healthcare workers by shouting them free coffees as they work around the clock to keep people safe from COVID-19.

Doctors and nurses at Queensland’s Toowoomba Hospital will be among the first to benefit, with Grinders Coffee last week teaming up with on-site café Well Bean Co to shout 1000 free coffees.

“Being a health worker can be incredibly hard on any normal day but add in a health crisis and the pressure can sometimes be overwhelming,” says Alison Kennedy, CEO of the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation that supports 22 hospitals in Queensland’s Darling Downs region.

“These amazing individuals are giving up their time and making many sacrifices to care for our community during these challenging times, so just knowing that someone has their back, even for something as small as a coffee, is just amazing.”

Alison says the foundation has received an amazing outpouring of love and support from the community wanting to help health service workers in any way they can.

“To help relieve a little bit of the pressure, to help give them a little boost to get them through their shift during these tough times is really special. The Foundation is so thankful for the support from Grinders and we know our hospital staff are too,” Alison says.

“This health situation has shown us that you don’t need to have much to truly make a difference and to show your appreciation. Buying a coffee or writing a note of thanks are pretty powerful things to do.”

For Sally Byrne, General Manager of Grinders Coffee, the support for the Toowoomba Hospital is just another example of the roaster supporting the community in its time of need.

“Our success lies in sharing great coffee with our community. This is the absolute least we can do to support our frontline health workers and we will continue to provide all the support we can to get through this,” Sally says.

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