Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South/Austin Landing Donates 1,000 Bagged Lunches to St. Vincent De Paul
-The words “we’re all in this together” are being put into action by the Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South/Austin Landing (owned by S&S Management, an Ohio company) who has partnered with St. Vincent De Paul to provide lunches for their Bag Lunch Donation Program. The Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South Austin Landing kitchen prepares 50 bagged lunch meals each day, Monday through Friday, and takes them to downtown Dayton’s St. Vincent De Paul, a homeless shelter serving the local community. The program began on April 22 and will run through May 22, with the hotel donating over 1,000 total bagged lunches. Each bagged lunch includes one hearty meat sandwich comprised of 2 ounces of meat on bread with side condiment packets, two snacks—typically a salty snack, sweet snack or piece of fruit--- and a bottle of water or juice.
In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South Austin Landing has donated approximately $5,500 to the local food bank.
According to Candice Turner, Director of Sales, “our hotel owners, S&S Management, wanted to give back to the local community during this time. They realized that just like the hospitality industry, others have been negatively impacted by this pandemic, just as much if not more. We have also offered local area hospitals and medical related facilities a donation of sleeping rooms, and a grab-and-go breakfast with wi-fi included. We want to provide healthcare workers with a safe clean place to sleep and shower and self-isolate. Beyond the donated rooms our property is offering healthcare workers and first responders a discounted rate.”
“Currently, we are running at a 125% labor cost or higher to help keep our employees working. While we are severely impacted on the revenue side, we are taking the time to ensure cleanliness and social distancing protocols are in place to make sure our guests are safe and comfortable. We take these matters very seriously. We want everyone to be safe now and during upcoming months. As Hilton founder Conrad Hilton said ‘It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality’ and we will continue to strive to be the best that we can be,” added Turner.
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