Ben’s Chili Bowl and Kia Motors Serve Up Smiles at HUH

Washington, D.C. (Thursday, May 7, 2020) – It’s National Nurses Week and nurses and other healthcare professionals at Howard University Hospital are getting some extra special attention. Ben’s Chili Bowl and Kia Motors treated more than 100 front-line workers to lunch as a show of thanks and support to the healthcare heroes.

While healthcare workers have always been on the forefront of caring for the fragile and sick, the coronavirus pandemic has pushed their heroic efforts into the spotlight.   The food for the Howard Hospital team was purchased by Kia Motors from Ben’s Chili Bowl and a caravan of Kia cars provided the special delivery.

The effort was initially spearheaded by local TV Journalist Anqoinette Crosby who called it a win-win.  “It helps Ben’s, a beloved D.C. institution, which like many restaurants has struggled during the coronavirus crisis. It also helps front-line workers and first responders and signals a reminder that their work is appreciated,” said Crosby.


Kia Motors also delivered 100 additional meals to first responders at DC Engine Co. 4 and to homeless women at The House of Ruth in D.C.