Horse Cave organizations treat healthcare workers to Happy Meals

HORSE CAVE, Ky. – A couple of local organizations stepped up to help give healthcare workers McDonald’s Happy Meals and hand-made snack bags.

All throughout the week, a few thankful groups of people have hopped from one healthcare center to another showing their appreciation through food.

Sponsoring groups banded together to pay for Happy Meals and handmade candy-filled goodie bags to express their gratitude.

On Thursday, those sponsors helped pass out meals to med center health in Caverna, Signature Healthcare nursing home and some of the local doctors offices in Cave City and Horse Cave.

Rick and Sarah Alvey, Alvey’s Towing and Recovery employees and McDonalds provided lunch.

Also, City of Cave City, The People’s Bank, Cave Country Leo Club, Cave Country Lions Club, Caverna Family Resource and Youth Services Centers and Jobe Publishing Inc, helped out with the goodie bags.

Also, kids in Caverna Independent Schools made cards, drawings and even sidewalk chalk messages to encourage the healthcare heroes.

Caverna Independent Schools’ director of family resource Wilma Bunnell has worked with the school system for 26 years. She brainstormed and organized these appreciation meals.

She said that with the surge of the Delta variant and ICU units reaching new heights, she wanted to do something special for the hospitals and their staff.

“It’s just uplifting to be able to come and help others. My heart goes out to all those that are suffering. I actually had some friends that have experienced Covid and lost some friends. The families were talking about how wonderful the nursing staff and the doctors were. I just thought we should reach out and help those people,” said Bunnell.

The Med Center’s material specialist Tiffany Woodard said that while she and her coworkers don’t do what they do for the recognition, having their community serve them in such a thoughtful way means the world.

“I’m so excited about them coming and thinking of us, because during this time any special thing anybody does makes us feel really appreciated,” said Woodard. “We don’t do it just to get the fame or anything. We do it because we truly care about our community and our patients, and we just want to be the ones to be able to help.”

McDonalds delivered a total of 500 happy meals all throughout this week, and of course 500 goodie bags with meaning behind each piece of candy had to go right alongside the burgers and fries.