Senior Leasing Agent, Leslie Mintz, along with her 17-year-old son, Ryan, knew they wanted to make a difference in their Atlanta community. This came as Mintz was adjusting to working from home, Ryan was pivoting to homeschooling, and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 was increasing. The mother and son landed on feeding busy frontline workers — a group of nurses at Northside Hospital.
Leslie Mintz with son Ryan as they prepare to deliver boxed lunches to nurses in Atlanta
My son, Ryan, and I really wanted to get out and help someone we personally knew was working on the frontlines,” said Leslie Mintz, Senior Leasing Agent. “It was heartwarming to see our friend, Ashley, when we met her outside of the hospital to deliver the lunches. Just to think of everything that she and her co-workers were going through made an impression on us.
Leslie and Ryan ordered 20 box lunches from Breadwinner, a family-owned restaurant in nearby Sandy Springs. She said that Ryan wanted to do something to help during this time and he had reached out to his grandparents and uncle first for donations to get the ball rolling.
Leslie Mintz's son Ryan helping to deliver boxed lunches from Breadwinner to Northside Hospital
“We may do it again in the next few weeks,” she added. “The nurses are all working six days straight, and 12-hour shifts.”