Meet the Children’s of Alabama workers who provide comfort through food

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Meet the workers who provide amazing food and friendliness. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Have you been dreaming of making an impact in children’s lives, but unsure how? At Children’s of Alabama, there are plenty of ways to find a fulfilling career. Meet two food service workers who bring comfort to families through food, plus find out how you can, too.

Children’s of Alabama food service workers bring food + care ❤️

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Each worker puts care into every meal. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Do you remember your childhood days where your loved ones would bring you a big bowl of chicken noodle soup if you weren’t feeling well? For the children staying at Children’s and their families, each meal is an opportunity to connect and find comfort. That’s where Children’s of Alabama food service workers come in.

“The idea of being able to serve the community in a way that not many get to is very fulfilling. You get to give the patients and their families comfort in the food and service we provide to them on a daily basis. In some cases, food is the one comfort the kids get during the day.”

Chris Trivette, Food Services Manager, Children’s of Alabama

From planning nutritious meals for each child to preparing and serving those dishes, each food service worker plays an essential role in making sure patients feel comfortable.

“They say treat others as you would want to be treated, but I say feed others as how you would want to be fed—that goes for patients, parents and employees.”

Gidget Collins, Senior Dietary Aide, Children’s of Alabama

Meet two Children’s of Alabama food service workers

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A nutritious + delicious meal is coming your way. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Chris Trivette, a Food Services Manager at Children’s of Alabama, has worked in the food service industry for over 30 years. When she got the opportunity to bring her talents to Children’s 13 years ago, she knew it would be an amazing fit.

What’s the importance of Children’s of Alabama food services workers? Sometimes, they’re the only people patients see who aren’t taking them for testing or checking vitals. Instead, they’re bringing them their favorite foods like cheesy pizza or a sweet dessert.

“Any time we can put a smile on a sick child’s face or a family member who is having a bad day, it makes what we do worth it.  

It’s a reminder that if you do find yourself in need, Children’s of Alabama is a great place to have as a resource and a wonderful healthcare provider.”

Chris Trivette, Food Services Manager, Children’s of Alabama

Want to make a difference in children’s lives? Check out available careers at Children’s of Alabama today.

Providing joy with each bite 🍽

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A sweet treat to brighten patients’ days. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Gidget Collins, a senior dietary aide, has been at Children’s for over six years. As a people person, she loves helping people find good moments in bad days. A major part of that is providing food that’s delicious with a smile on her face.

Beyond going above and beyond in their service to patients and their families, each food services worker fuels the other staff at Children’s—from doctors to nursing assistants.

“As far as why I chose Children’s, it’s in the name itself and the love I have for children.”

Gidget Collins, Senior Dietary Aide, Children’s of Alabama

Want to work at Children’s of Alabama? Follow them on social at Instagram or Facebook or visit their website to apply for a job today.

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