WAWA, Pa. — In the latest of its many COVID-19 relief measures, Wawa donated hoagie sandwiches to hospital workers through its new Hoagies for Healthcare Heroes initiative during National Nurses Week.
For every Shorti (6-inch) hoagie that customers purchased May 6-12, Wawa matched the purchase by donating one Shorti hoagie coupon to a hospital worker (up to 50,000 hoagie coupons) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.
“Wawa is always listening to our customers, and with an influx of inquiries from individuals wanting to join us in our efforts in supporting local hospital workers chainwide, we saw this as a perfect opportunity to offer our customers an easy way to contribute,” said Chris Gheysens, president and CEO of Wawa. “We’re appreciative of our customers’ desire to help the community and think this is a perfect way for all of us together to make a difference during this crisis.”
In addition to providing free hoagies, Wawa is still offering free coffee to healthcare workers and first responders through May 31 in all of its more than 870 convenience stores.
The Wawa, Pa.-based chain operates in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. It is No. 10 on the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.