Hunker Down Hoosiers: Brownsburg couple delivers carryout meals to hospitals and nursing homes
By Lindsay Doty
Loaded up in their Suburban, Brownsburg couple Meghan and Caleb Coffin delivered 13 hot pizzas and 80 breadsticks to nurses and healthcare workers at Majestic Care Nursing Home in Avon. The pizzas came from Frank’s Place in Danville via curbside carryout and hit the spot with the exhausted staff.
On April 16, Meghan and Caleb Coffin delivered 55 carryout meals from Dawson’s Too in Brownsburg to staff at IU Health West Hospital. (Submitted photo)
The delivery was just one of many carryout stops for the couple this month. The Coffins also dropped off carryout meals from Mayberry Cafe to feed all the nurses and doctors in the emergency room department at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville and delivered 55 meals to the ER staff at IU Health West Hospital through Dawson’s Too in Brownsburg.
“Not only does this help these local restaurants in this challenging time, but it’s also feeding these nurses and doctors who are working 12+ hours a day in the ER or ICU and can’t leave for lunch/dinner breaks,” said Meghan Coffin.
The deliveries are possible thanks to the couple’s t-shirt campaign called Hunker Down Hoosiers. They’re selling red shirts with the logo online and using all the proceeds to purchase the meals at restaurants in Hendricks County. They raised $3,000 in just one week.
“It’s amazing to be able to help the community during this time and to help keep these small businesses alive. My husband and I are both small business owners here in Brownsburg. I have an online children’s boutique and we also own a local moving company. We just wanted to come up with a way to give back,” said Coffin, owner of Little Fierce Boutique.
The response to Hunker Down Hoosiers has been heartwarming and continues to grow.
This week, neighbors Donna and Michael George helped deliver 45 meals from So Italian Eatery in Brownsburg to Hendricks Regional Health workers at a medical building off 267.
“It’s encouraging and inspiring to see the outpouring of love and care for those who serve our community,” said Michael George.
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