Hospital staff at the Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City helped unload thousands of donated chocolate bars Tuesday.
Ladonna Wolfes with World’s Finest Chocolate said the company plans to drop off 15,000 chocolate bars to all Integris facilities. The goal, she said, is to support health care workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We do understand how much their working longer hours, are under greater stress than normal,” Wolfes said. “(They are) maybe even being quarantined from their families so it’s just something we wanted to do to show our appreciation and love for them.”
Medical staff unloaded dozens of boxes, smiling while they did it.
“What a wonderful surprise,” said Chad Barnes, a clinical doctor at Integris Baptist Hospital.
He said the chocolate is “tangible support that you can see. I think everybody feels it, but it’s tangible. You can see that, that’s huge. That, that’s amazing.”
Wolfes said the company aims to donate one million chocolate bars to medical workers across the country.
“I think that everybody has gone through their own challenge. You know personally, as an organization, departmentally, but we’re going to be okay. It’s going to be alright at the end of the day,” Barnes said.