Feed Healthcare Teams in NYC Intensive Care Units

This fund will be used to buy and deliver nutritious high-quality meals to NYC  MICU healthcare teams.  These teams consist of about 30-50 doctors, nurses, physician assistants and ancillary staff but this may grow in the coming days and weeks. This will also benefit local Restaurants that also need extra support during this time. One meal for 30 people costs around $350-500 and we are trying to provide multiple ICUs in multiple locations as much as we can.  If you are able, please consider this small way of giving back to both NYC healthcare workers and local restaurants: please share on social media to allow us to expand and continue this campaign for the next 6-12 weeks, or until this surge ends. 

We are
friends and colleagues of Weill Cornell Medicine NYP healthcare teams risking their lives working in Medical Intensive Care Units fighting COVID-19.  These doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff are heroes, working extraordinarily long difficult shifts under extreme and stressful circumstances, and often completely isolated from their own families. We're observing social distancing but wanted to help in some small way to support these heroes. 

Our Goal: This fund will be used to buy meals from local restaurants to deliver nutritious high-quality meals to our MICU healthcare teams.  

This Will Benefit
1. Our healthcare teams providing critical care to patients with COVID-19 and other critically ill patients.
2. Local Restaurants that also need extra support during this time. 

How the money will be spent
We provide hot food for our ICU teams -approximately 30-50 people; lunches and dinner for 30 people are coming in at around $350-500. 
Donating $20 will buy a nurse, doctor, physician assistant,  or ancillary support staff member a hot nutritious meal from a local restaurant. 
$5 will buy them two coffees. $200 will buy a meal enough for 10-15 and $400 a meal for an entire ICU team. 

Withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies
We are using this money to directly pay restaurants and feed these MICU teams. Suzanne and Michael, Christine, Priscilla and Sumit are all using their personal credit cards to pay restaurants directly and then withdrawing funds from Gofund me to cover that credit card payment. In order to do this, these funds have to be transferred into Suzanne's personal bank account.  She transfers money owed to others and they use this to directly their credit cards. We are happy to share our folder of  ALL receipts from each Restaurant if requested by any donor. Should there be funds left over from this campaign and this horrible situation ends sooner than we think; we will donate ALL remaining funds to charities helping victims of this pandemic and the many who have lost their jobs/livelihoods.   

MICU teams benefiting from this fund so far
-Weill Cornell Medicine 5 South, NYP, 525 East 68th St (25-40 people)
-NYP Lower Manhattan Hospital 3N, 83 Gold Street (40 people)
-NYP Queens, 7N 56-46 Main Street, Flushing, Queens (55 people)
-NYP Brooklyn Methodist, 506 Sixth Street Brooklyn (30 people)
-Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1468 Madison Ave (20-50 people)
-Montefiore Medical Center, the Bronx (30 people)
-Elmhurst Hospital Surgical ICU ( 30 people)

If you know people in other MICUs please contact me. We need direct lines of contacts to get the food picked up and up to these teams. If you know any MICU workers in Queens or Brooklyn hospitals or anywhere in NYC please reach out to us. 

Restaurants so far utilized by this campaign
-DigInn  Upper East Side And Pine St Locations
-Felice64 
-Greek Eats 
-San Matteo Pizza 
-Moti Mahal Delux 
-Lenwich Lenox Hill 68th St. 1269 1st Ave
-Cascarinos  Whitestone, Queens
-Oaxaca Taqueria   Uptown and Financial District Locations
-Milk Money Kitchens  
-Just Salad  
-Spice Upper East Side
-Table 87  Brooklyn 
-Kings County Imperial  LES
-Landhaus Bergn 
-The Calaveras Upper West Side
-De Mole Queens 
-Nana Good Eats  Queens
-Earls Beer and Cheese , UES
-New York Bagel Deli and Catering, Norwood, the Bronx
- Cafe Alice , 47th Street 
-Ginger and Lemon Grass  Queens
-Firefly  Sunnyside, Queens
-Balade your way  Midtown
-Pokeworks , Queens 
-Harrys Italian , Gold Street 
-Mangia 
-NY Bagels Deli and Catering (Yonkers)
-Artichoke Pizza 
-Red Paper Clip 
-Sheng Ramen , Queens
-Gunhill Pizza
-Red Paper Clip
-The Jeffrey, UES
-Calaveras Upper West Side 
-Vanilla Cafe
-Served Natural
-Shake Shack


Organizers
Suzanne Cloonan 
Michael Quinn

Volunteers Helping 
-Laura Cloonan (Social Media)
-Allyson Capili
-Christine Becker
-Alicia Morris
-Sumit Saigal
-Priscilla Tran

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Philip C 
    • $670 
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 22 d
  • Debra Register 
    • $30 
    • 22 d
See all

Fundraising team (3)

Suzanne Cloonan 
Organizer
New York, NY
Laura Cloonan 
Team member
Michael Quinn 
Team member
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