Health care workers and hospital staff at UPMC Chautauqua received a donation of 1,000 cookies on Friday morning, thanks to a coordinated effort by the Jamestown Community College Alumni Association and Farm Fresh Foods.
Farm Fresh Foods owner Dan Brown, a JCC alumnus, was happy to supply the donations, which have also been made to Brooks Memorial Hospital and the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk and the Lutheran campus in Jamestown.
“We try to do our part to help people out and do everything that we can offer up,” Brown said. “We’re more than willing to do that because we’re all in this together. We all have a part to play. We’re happy with where we are at; we are very fortunate that we are still able to be open and operate. These guys are the ones who put on the whole ordeal. I just asked the bakers to bake it off. I really credit (the alumni foundation) for putting out the idea and executing it.”
After making their stop in Jamestown, members of the alumni foundation also made a donation to Olean General Hospital on Friday, with cookies provided by Whispering Mountain Lodge Cafe.
“The alumni association is always doing great things for our alumni and this is an opportunity for us to do more, given the crisis we are in with the pandemic,” said Dr. Daniel DeMarte, Jamestown Community College President. “There has always been a strong relationship between the alumni association, the foundation and the college. I understand (Dan) is a graduate of JCC so it was a natural fit for us to tap someone who is in town and well known with a product already to sort of put these pieces together and do something positive. Thanking our front-line workers, that is what this is about. A joint effort, a shared effort and a really positive and good thing for us to be able to do.”