Local men and women who are already heroes for the work they do are now being called to the front lines of the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Doctors, nurses, health care workers, EMTs, firefighters, police officers, National Guard members and others are essential to the fight and will make many sacrifices in order to protect our community.
A local bagel shop owner wants to thank them for their bravery in a special way.
Bagel Basket owner Sunny Qureshi announced Sunday that he will serve free meals to the heroes who respond to situations many other people would run from.
“They are doing a great job,” said Qureshi, who is known for his generosity in the community. “We want them to be healthy and have one less thing to worry about.”
Like other restaurant owners throughout the state, Bagel Basket is not currently open for dine-in service, however takeout and curbside delivery are available.
Bagel Basket is currently open daily from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Qureshi encouraged all customers to call in their orders to 610-838-6667 so they can be ready and quickly delivered curbside when they arrive.
First responders, medical personnel and others who are fighting on the front lines of the pandemic should simply let Bagel Basket know their status when they call in their order.
“Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, coffee, water, your purchase will be free,” Qureshi stressed. “Please be safe as you do your job.”
Paying customers can use Venmo, PayPal, cash or credit card to pay for their order.
Bagel Basket is located at 1850 Friedensville Road, Hellertown, in the Society Hill plaza.