Chick-fil-A, Mercyhealth team up to offer free food for new mothers

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Chick-fil-A and Mercyhealth are teaming up to give a free meal to the stateline's newest mothers.

Both organizations have teamed up to offer a free meal for those who have just delivered Rockford's newest nuggets.

When a patient is discharged from the mom baby unit or NICU at Javon Bea Hospital- Riverside Campus, nurses will give them a brochure with three Chick-fil-A gift cards.

"I think as you're preparing for a baby, the last thing you think about is your groceries," said new mother Jessica Black. "Because this little one is the first thing on your mind. When is he going to eat? How is that all going to work? And this is just will allow us to have one night where we can relax and not have to worry."

New mothers will also receive a small catering tray and two Chick-fil-A sides. They can redeem the gift cards by going to the restaurant or through the drive thru at 280 N. Perryville Rd.