For months, staff at Benewah Community Hospital has been dealing with the stress of the pandemic, and the St. Maries American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit wanted to show they hadn’t been forgotten.

On Monday, the organization donated lunch and snacks to people working at the hospital: sub sandwiches, popcorn, crackers and fruit.

“I don’t know when I’ll get the chance to go home and eat, so this is perfect,” said Shenelle Pugh, a registered nurse at the hospital.

“We wanted to support and recognize the hospital staff under these very trying times,” said Dean Johnson, who was one of the Legion volunteers dropping the food off.

“We need to support each other,” added Jeanne Johnson, president of the organization. “Hopefully, we’ll see others in the community get inspired to help out in other ways themselves.”

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Gwen M.

Thank you for remembering us! I work in CDA, but we appreciate so much when people bring us food. There is little time to take a break

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