Carrie Stone | September 7, 2020
When Bev Harbor, a 30-year banquet captain at the Morris Inn, stepped into her new role as a COVID-19 food coordinator it was second nature to her.
“She plays a lead role in caring for students right now and treats them like they’re her own,” said Jessica Reno, director of food and beverage at the Morris Inn and Notre Dame Conference Center. “Whether it's a last-minute dietary question or 9:30 p.m. request that comes in after hundreds of meals have been delivered that day, Bev is the one who says ‘I’ll take care of it.’”
Reno oversees the 60-member food preparation and delivery team at the Morris Inn. The hotel’s kitchen is one of three on campus that prepares and delivers meals, three times a day, to students who are isolated or quarantined on and off campus.
“Our team is thrilled to help the University in this way. There’s a real sense of pride in this work. The closer we get to students — especially by delivering food to them — the more we feel like we’re serving the mission of Notre Dame,” Reno said.