When Shane Dagan heard some families of sick kids at B.C. Children’s were surviving on hospital food only, he was only too happy to help.
Dagan, who owns and operates Steveston Seafood House, stepped up over the weekend to make, donate and deliver 40 sumptuous Easter dinners for the kids, their families and nurses in the hospital’s oncology department.
He was earlier told by Bev Friesen at Steveston-based Wigs for Kids BC how the families were stuck living in the hospital 24/7 due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
“They are entirely dependent on the hospital cafeteria for their meals,” said Dagan.
“Bev rang me and asked if there was anything the Steveston Seafood House could do for them.
“So we just put together 40 Easter dinners for the kids and parents. Then in partnership with Balding For Dollars, we put together another 25 meals for the nurses.”
Dagan said he has two small children and “can't imagine what these parents must be going through.
“If an Easter dinner can brighten their day, we're happy to do it. There's a lot of uncertainty right now with small business and I think the best we can all do right now is just be kind and look out for each other.”
Dagan’s gesture was made all the more worthwhile when he quickly received thankyou emails from young Aiden Struck, one of the patients at B.C. Children’s, and his nurses.