Local health care workers received free meals thanks to a donation from Aero Ale House and Primetime Audio/Video

ROCKFORD — Aero Ale House and Primetime Audio/Video partnered to donate more than 200 meals to local health care workers.


Primetime Audio/Video purchased food from Aero Ale House in Loves Park for front-line workers at SwedishAmerican Hospital in the respiratory therapy department, Mercyhealth employees working in ICU and the emergency department and to staff throughout the hospital at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center.


The donation to SwedishAmerican Hospital and Mercyhealth took place last week. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center workers will receive theirs this week.


"Providing meals to the three local hospitals is the least we can do to say thanks and keep them fed and energized," said Matt Pendergrass, owner of Aero Ale House.


Tom Priola, owner of Primetime Audio/Video, appreciates being able to collaborate with local businesses to support those working during the pandemic.


"We love partnering with local businesses to help those who are working hard during COVID-19," Priola said.


Shaquil Manigault: smanigault@rrstar.com; @RstarShaquil