Since reopening for take-out and delivery, Sammy Carlo’s Delicatessen and Catering has been giving back to frontline healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Carlo’s Catering owner Steve Scire, the local deli has been donating a weekly delivered meal to a different healthcare facility of a customer’s choice. Carlo’s Catering customers simply suggest a healthcare facility on the deli’s Facebook Page and the Scire Family will make the donation. Healthcare recipients will be chosen randomly and sent in a customer’s name.
Scire said the donation will consist of a large hot entree, three foot long sub and salad that serves 20-25 people.
“It’s going as well as we can,” said Scire. “We are going to reach out to our customers/friends for different facility recipients each week. The legacy of my grandparents, mom and dad, the support from my wife, my children, our neighbors keep us operating and fuel the passion for what we do.”
Scire said his business is trying to at least be here for people to get out in a safe system of buying takeout.
“We are fortunate to have the folding windows so both staff and customers are protected,” said Scire. “I’ll tell you it’s very emotional when you see people deeply appreciating that we’re here and open.”
Carlo’s Catering customer Krissy Nunes called the promotion a wonderful idea.
“Thank you for this,” said Nunes. “I have a good friend who works at Boston Medical Center and they are caring for some of the most vulnerable and highest need populations in the city. I’m planning to send some food to them and I hope Carlo’s might do the same. Whoever it goes to, it will be well deserved. Thank you again for doing this.”
Gina Leone Casiello suggested Brigham and Women’s hospital.
“One of my best friends is a nurse there and the entire floor has been transformed to treat COVID-19 patients,” she said.