The Wawa Foundation has announced the newest partnership for its Coffee and Care Cart program. Continuing its relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Wawa brings free coffee and beverages to the Middleman Family Pavilion in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
The cart will offer free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a variety of cold Wawa beverages for patients, their families and employees, and it will operate in the hospital in addition to visiting CHOP’s Specialty Care and Urgent Care centers on campus. According to the press release from CHOP, the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania-based c-store committed $6.15 million to the King of Prussia location.
“We have a strong and longstanding partnership with CHOP, and we are proud to deliver another care cart to the Middleman Family Pavilion to reach and impact even more patients and families,” said Maria Kalogredis, chair of The Wawa Foundation. “At Wawa, we are committed to building stronger communities. We take pride in being a small part of brightening the days of the patients served on CHOP’s King of Prussia campus.”
“Over the past 30 years, more than 2 million cups of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, juices and other beverages have been served from Wawa Coffee and Care Carts at CHOP, and thousands of Wawa volunteers have offered support to our patients and families,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of CHOP. “We are grateful to Wawa for its longstanding support of our volunteer program and for helping to ensure that our patients, families and staff have an exceptional experience at CHOP.”
Along with establishing the Wawa Coffee and Care Cart for the Middleman Family Pavilion, the gift from The Wawa Foundation will enable the purchase and upgrade of coffee makers, single serve brewing systems, pods and other accessories to provide a warm drink to employees, patient families and visitors. It will also provide funding for the reception area of a Family Resource Center in the new patient tower on CHOP’s Philadelphia campus, scheduled to open in 2028.
Read more from NACS Daily about Wawa’s expansion and foodservice offerings.