According to SUNY Oneonta, 103 SUNY Oneonta Sodexo employees who were laid off because of the coronavirus outbreak will receive grocery store gift cards of $223 each thanks to the generosity of the college’s faculty and staff.

The program called “Supporting our Sodexo Colleagues 2020” came from the combined gifts of a SUNY Oneonta campus fundraising initiative with faculty and staff, who collectively gave $16,450, and Oneonta Auxiliary Services, which provided a $6,000 matching gift.

College officials say the gift cards will be mailed to the Sodexo employees with a printed message of encouragement.