Mission: Get nutritious meals to front-line medical staff and hospital workers.
Purpose: To keep our heroic front-line workers energized and uplifted in the face of extraordinary challenges.
Rationale: As we approach the apex of the coronavirus crisis in New York, healthcare workers are tirelessly caring for our communities. The best way for most of us to support them is to stay home.
In the wake of an environmental disaster, we would naturally come together and prepare food to support our neighbors working around the clock. This crisis is different. It is most safe and helpful to prepare food for health care workers and others on the front line in a safe, secure and controlled environment. The good news is there are kitchens at otherwise closed facilities on Long Island set up to do this safely, and professionals at the ready to do this work!
We are streamlining communications with local hospitals, providing meals when and how they need them while letting local chefs do what they do best. We provide nutritious high-quality food during shift changes at hospitals throughout our area. Poorer, underserved hospitals, like St. John’s in Far Rockaway will be prioritized. Over the coming weeks, we seek to support field hospitals as well as other established hospitals and community centers.
How can you help? Donate and Promote on Social Media! Through the generosity of club boards, managers, chefs and cooks, we are able to provide meals at very low cost on a large scale. You can sponsor a meal for 100 hospital staff for $500, Or contribute at any level you are able!
Who We Are: The Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation and the Center for Spiritual Imagination in Garden City, NY is coordinating and managing donations of food services, delivery of meals, and collection of funds.
This week, we thank the management and staff of Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on Centre Island and The Creek Club in Lattingtown who begin cooking this week. More kitchens will be joining us as our support rises to meet the need!
Primary contact: The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Sniffen, Dean of the Cathedral and co-founder of the Center for Spiritual Imagination, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org