B&A Joins Forces with local D.C. Italian Deli ‘Grazie Grazie’ to feed Hospital Healthcare Workers around the DMV


McLean, VA (April 15, 2020) – B&A is pleased to announce the B&A says ‘Grazie Grazie’ meal donation program. B&A has partnered with local D.C. Italian Deli ‘Grazie Grazie’ to provide delicious meals to local hospital healthcare workers. This program was established to join the ongoing effort of providing relief to our DMV community from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

This dual effort is led by B&A President and CEO, Jonathan Evans, and ‘Grazie Grazie’ Owner, Casey Patten, both Penn State University graduates. The program will not only help feed all the hardworking hospital healthcare workers, but also allow the ‘Grazie Grazie’ staff to stay busy enough to keep their kitchen open. Due to the stay at home order, most restaurants are temporarily closed which makes the simple action of taking a lunch or dinner break more difficult for healthcare workers. “Serving front line hospital workers, which in turn, is helping us keep our team employed during this time is incredible” stated Mr. Patten. This program will simultaneously bring ease to both the restaurant and healthcare community.

Mr. Evans sought out the help of the Hope for Henry Foundation to identify local hospitals that needed meals provided for their staff enduring long hours and dealing with the virus and ill firsthand. On Tuesday April 14th, Children’s National – Main Hospital ICU evening staff was the first to receive 200 meals from the launch of the B&A says ‘Grazie Grazie’ program. “Thanks to the help of the Hope for Henry Foundation, we were able to provide the Children’s National evening ICU staff their first donated meal to kick-start this remarkable program” stated Mr. Evans. B&A and ‘Grazie Grazie’ will continue to work with the Hope for Henry Foundation team to identify more local hospitals who can benefit from this program. B&A hopes to call on the support of their partners and the GovCon community to help support delivery of meals to other local DMV hospitals in the coming weeks.

For more information on joining the fight, visit B&A says ‘Grazie Grazie’. Together we can get through this!

About B&A, Grazie Grazie, and Hope for Henry

Founded in 1988, B&A is headquartered in McLean, VA and is a leading information technology systems integrator providing person-centric innovative IT Solutions for the government and private sectors to secure our nation’s borders, facilitate commerce, and support Judiciary and Legislature operations. B&A’s four primary service offerings comprise: Modernization & Transformation, Integration & Analytics, Operations & Enablement, and Human Capital Management.

Our services span strategic, enterprise, application, and technical infrastructure, including customized and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf applications. We are managed to Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) Level 3 for Services, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (9001/20000/27000), and Agile best practices.

Visit the company website at www.bna-inc.com for more information.

Grazie Grazie is a Neighborhood Italian Deli located at 85 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024 open 11AM-11PM

Visit the website at www.graziegrazie.com or call (202) 216-2999 .

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Founded in 2003 and led by social innovator, patient advocate, and author, Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry has served more than 50,000 of the sickest children in hospitals around the country.

Visit the company website at www.hopeforhenry.com for more information .