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First Responder Lunch Appreciation Delivery

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 19:20:55-04

Working a busy job means sometimes missing a lunch, and for first responders, that happens often. That's why the First Responders Foundation drove around town Thursday, to make sure those who protect our community had one less worry during their shift.

"Lunches is when the vast majority of the first responders are working because you have the head quarters people that might be there from 8-5," says Mary Rosenthal, Vice President of First Responders Foundation. "This is something that we've have done for the last 10 years, so we take lunches to every precinct and every fire station in Omaha."

Police stations and other places were given sack lunches consisting of Chick-fil-A. The Omaha Fire Department were given Omaha Steaks. Nebraska Furniture Mart also donated bottled water to give out.

"Our days are busy so we got training that we're doing to make sure our equipment is ready to respond and we make a lot of runs so when we don't have to cook lunch that day, like today, it helps us out," says Trevor Towey, Captain of the O.F.D.

"I think saying thank you to first responders for what they do and that the vast majority of us either don't want to do (their job) or wouldn't be able to do, sometimes they may go unnoticed," says Rosenthal.