Jasmit Singh Phulka delivers some of the 100 pizzas he and his family, who own Abbotsford’s Maple Leaf Nursery, purchased for frontline health care workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Friday. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Maple Leaf Nursery gives hospital workers slices of thanks

Local business delivers 100 pizzas to frontline workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Friday

Abbotsford business Maple Leaf Nursery gave staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre a big slice of help on Friday.

The local business, owned by the Phulka family, dropped off 100 pizzas from Boston Pizza to show their appreciation to those battling on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food was dropped off at noon on Friday.

The family also posted a letter on every box stating their admiration for all the hard work done by those at the hospital.

The letter read:

Greetings everyone

This lunch is a small token of our appreciation of the frontline workers at Abbotsford Regional Hospital as they battle against the COVID-19 virus. In these difficult times it is necessary for us to support each other and unite as one community. Maple Leaf Nursery is a wholesale nursery operation that has been in business in Abbotsford since 1990. The founders and current owners Harjit Phulka and Amarjit Phulka have spent their entire lives in Abbotsford since immigrating to Canada from India in the 1980s. They felt it was necessary in these trying times to show our support any way possible.

Every day must be a struggle as you selflessly continue your day to day duties at the hospital while your families and loved ones are at home. The stories of how doctors and nurses are working overtime to serve the citizens of Abbotsford is inspiring and we at Maple Leaf Nursery want you to know that every hour of your hard work brings us a step closer to our normal times. The City of Abbotsford and British Columbia as a Province has done an amazing job thus far in the control and spread of this virus, and with your hard work we will continue to overcome it.

Thank you very much!

Warm Regards,

The Phulka Family

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I talked with my family a few nights ago about doing something special for the local hospital staff. I was thinking of doing something small personally, but my idea really resonated with them and they decided to do something bigger on behalf of our family business, Maple Leaf Nursery. So today I dropped off lunch for the entire hospital staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. In these difficult times it is necessary for us to support each other and motivate 1 another to over come this battle with Covid-19. Some of my greatest wins, best performances have come right after my worst losses or defeats. Not only on the mat, but in life. Adversity, it causes some to break and some to break records. It's on us as not only Abbotsford citizens, but as a human race to overcome this virus and come out stronger on the other side. Thank you to all the front line workers in the hospitals who are battling day and night on our behalf. Special thanks to my good friend @aujha2 who is working at Abbotsford Regional right now, keep holding it down bro! #covid19 #abbotsford #canada #community #mapleleafnursery #phulkafarms

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