Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to Distribute 50,000 Masks to Southwest Florida Hospitality Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                
August 11, 2020

FORT MYERS – On Thursday, August 13, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Lee County Chapter will launch the regional distribution of 50,000 complimentary reusable cloth masks to local hospitality employees at a giveaway event in Fort Myers. Events in Collier and Charlotte Counties will follow in the coming days; specifics will be announced at the Fort Myers event.

The event is part of an effort to provide masks to hotel and restaurant workers across the State of Florida and is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. To date, HHS has donated nearly one million masks for distribution to hospitality employees across Florida.

What:    FRLA mask giveaway event for local hospitality employees

When:   August 13, 2020 – 1:00 p.m.

Media should arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. to ensure socially distant set-up.

Where:  Global Restaurant Superstore*

10880 Metro Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33966

Who:     Lee County Commissioner and Chairman Brian Hamman

Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass

Jay Johnson, President, FRLA Lee County Chapter President and Owner of Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon

Lois Croft, Southwest Florida Regional Director, FRLA

Bob “Smitty” Smith, Owner of Global Restaurant Superstore