Club delivers pizza and wings to Noyes healthcare workers

DANSVILLE — The Dansville community has taken a breath in these hard times and chosen to rally around one another.

The Dansville Rotary Club was looking for a way to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic and do what it does best — make a positive impact.

UR Medicine/Noyes Health CEO Amy Pollard gave the group an idea of how they could help the men and women who are working around the clock in the healthcare fields.

On April 17, the Dansville Rotary Club brought 12 sheet pizzas, 40 wings and several liters of soda to the hospital for the healthcare workers. It was the community’s way of saying thank you for all the work you are doing to keep us well.

Tony’s Pizzeria and Tower Pizza made all of the food for the local hospital. Tony’s Pizzeria gave a 10 percent discount for the club since it went to the hospital.

Dansville Rotary Club President Nancy Nice shared the good news the club is still trying to do in these challenging times.

“We all thought about what we could do to help out in these hard times. We wanted to do something for the ones who are working around the clock to keep us all safe. We talked to Amy Pollard at Noyes Hospital. She told us it would be OK to bring dinner in for the workers,” she said. “These hospital workers are very brave, since they are in constant contact with people all day long. We provided them with all of this food, which was a really wonderful thing to be able to do.”

Nice said the club reached out to all the local pizza places for this opportunity, but only two of them provided sheet pizzas. The lion’s share went to the hospital. However, the club also gave a sheet pizza to Stony Brook Pediatrics and the Dansville Ambulance Co. for all the hard work they are doing to keep the community safe.

“We are all doing what we can to stay safe and get over this, so we can all go back to work soon. I wanted to thank all of the people who are helping keep us safe right now. It doesn’t take a whole lot to make good people happy,” Nice said.

It is about keeping everyone’s hope alive in these dark times. Remember you can help out all of your neighbors in this crisis.