Helping Hands: Sharing Baked Goods with the Community

Written By: Colleen Day, Graduate Program Manager for the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series of Helping Hands stories authored by School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, trainees, and alumni who stepped up to assist their family and friends, colleagues, and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During holidays throughout the year, I like to share baked goods with the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, where I work as the graduate program manager. Sharing special treats with my colleagues and students isn’t an option right now, so I reached out to the essential employees I know to provide them with baked goods. I do a no-contact drop-off and include a card thanking them for working during the pandemic.

In three days, I have contributed an Irish Cream Bundt Cake to my local police station and six dozen Andes Mint Chocolate cookies to Baltimore’s Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and a floor at the University of Maryland Medical Center the day it became a COVID- 19 floor. It feels good to share a treat to show our appreciation for these essential employees. I will continue as long as I can purchase baking supplies.

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