Settlers Hospitality Delivers Holiday Cheer to Employees and the Community

Members News

Each year the chefs and managers of Settlers Hospitality host thousands of guests. This week they took some time to serve their fellow co-workers and neighbors some holiday cheer. The hospitality group prepared, packed and distributed 1,300 holiday meals  to employees and members of the community.

“Holidays apart, Christmas from afar. We will be together soon as we keep each other in our hearts,” read the message from CEO/Owner Justin Genzlinger to his employees announcing the gesture. “Since our restaurants are closed to indoor dining due to the state’s COVID-19 mandates, we won’t get to see a lot of our staff,” explained Genzlinger. “We wanted to support our team members while they’re celebrating at home and hopefully make the holiday season a little easier for them. It’s been a challenging year. Our staff has adapted and faced issues we never imagined. We’re proud to extend this holiday meal as a token of our gratitude.”

Dinners served up to four people. The menu boasted baked ham with an apricot and lemon glaze, herb roasted potatoes, brown sugar roasted carrots plus bread and dessert from Cocoon Coffeehouse and Bakery. About 325 Settlers Hospitality employees picked up their meals at either The Settlers Inn in Hawley, Hotel Anthracite in Carbondale or The Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem. After dinners were delivered to the staff, Settlers Hospitality donated the remainder of the food to workers of other area restaurants, Wayne County Human Services, Pike County Corrections and Hawley Borough VIP families.

As restaurants continue to struggle amid coronavirus restrictions, purchasing gift cards and ordering take out are the best ways to support these vital local businesses. For more information, visit