Legion provides lunch to frontline staff at Iler Lodge and Country Village

by Sylene Argent

Typically on Wednesdays, the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) opens its doors to the public to host a hamburger and fry sale. But, the local Legion has put a hiatus to this popular lunch option, that requires the efforts of seven or eight dedicated individuals to operate, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Last Wednesday, however, volunteers and staff members fired up the grill at the local hall to make special burger and fry lunches for the frontline staff at the Iler Lodge and Country Village long-term care homes.

The luncheon was a way the local Legion could take care of those who take care of everyone else, Marc “Kinger” Adams, an employee of the Essex Legion, said as he made the deliveries last week. It was a “Thank-you for the hard work during these times.”

The lunch bundles were gratefully accepted at the two local long-term care homes.

The Essex Legion supports a variety of youth and community programs, in addition to looking after the needs of local veterans.