On Wednesday, April 15, Truliant will kick-off a new initiative called “People Helping People.” The credit union plans to continue ordering meals to support workers and community partners at various times throughout the pandemic.
The first group scheduled are employees of Novant Health’s respiratory assessment centers at Highland Oaks Drive in Winston-Salem and Gateway Center Drive in Kernersville. Box lunches will be catered from Midtown Café, and funded by Truliant, in Winston-Salem and Thyme 2 Cater in Kernersville.
Additionally, the credit union will be providing lunches to more than 470 of its own essential workers throughout its geographic footprint – starting with employees at its headquarters and Truliant Academy locations.
“There is no question this pandemic has put a strain on healthcare workers and medical facilities across America and this is a way to say thank you to our local first responders for their continued efforts,” said Todd Hall, President and CEO of Truliant. Hall praised his team saying, “We have our own group of essential workers and it’s important to recognize them for upholding our mission and diligently working to provide financial relief and assistance to our impacted families and businesses.
“Credit unions are founded on the philosophy of people helping people. A great meal from a favorite local restaurant is one way to support those not “sheltered in place” to keep our communities running,” said Sherri Thomas, Chief Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer. “A meal nourishes the body, spirit and the soul. It is a tangible way we can show people just how much we appreciate their efforts.”
Chad Setliff, president and COO of Forsyth Medical Center and Novant Health’s greater Winston-Salem market, thanked Truliant for the kindness and support shown to Novant Health’s team members. “The outpouring of support from Truliant and other community partners has been tremendous,” said Setliff. “On behalf of all of our team members, thank you for every card, meal, mask, and word of encouragement. We’re thankful to be a part of this community and it’s our privilege to care for you.”