Each Daily’s location, including local stores in Ponte Vedra Beach and Palm Valley, gave away 100 free care packages on April 3 to assist customers adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
In all, the convenience store chain that serves Northeast Florida gave away 2,000 care packages.
Included in the care package will be a pound of gourmet deli meat, a loaf of freshly baked bread from Village Bread, chips, sweet treats, and more.
Daily’s said it recognized the hardship caused by the current, necessary restrictions on everyday life resulting in layoffs, furloughs, and reduced hours.
"This crisis impacts all of us, and it is in times such as these that our community can work together to lessen the impact that is being felt emotionally, physically, and economically," said Aubrey Edge, CEO and President of Daily's. "We know there are many who suddenly find themselves in need, and Daily's is committed to serving our community. We do so by giving to those families whose jobs and livelihoods have been impacted in a negative way."
There were no requirements; the food was given on a first-come, first-served basis.
"We only asked that if you are not in need, please leave the meal for those who are," Edge said.
Daily's continues operating under normal business hours, taking necessary steps as stated by the CDC guidelines to provide the highest level of safety possible for our customers and employees.