Both Elmhurst and Mt Sinai Hospitals in Queens are currently overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers are working around the clock to take care of our community. Elmhurst Hospital alone lost 13 patients to COVID in one day on 3/25/2020.
These front-line doctors, nurses, and aides are putting their own health at risk while taking care of our neighbors and loved ones and we wanted to find something to do to help. We learned that the staff at these hospitals have been skipping meals and surviving on vending machine snacks while working back to back shifts. We decided to start a fundraiser aimed at getting proper meals to these folks while they're on the job.
Our original goal was $500 and we exceeded that amount in 24 hours resulting in a $6,000 day-one raise. We decided to expand our reach and partner with Queens Feeds Hospitals to see how many meals we could deliver if we aimed even higher. QFH are a group of local Astorians that have already contacted hospitals (Mt Sinai, Elmhurst and NYP) to set up daily food delivery. It’s all donation / volunteer based and 100% of proceeds are dedicated to our collective mission.
If you can, please join us in our fund raiser for Queens Feeds Hospitals. Here is their FB page if you want to read more about them: https://www.facebook.com/QueensFeedsHospitals/
Thank you all so much for your support ️Feel free to share the fundraising page. We don’t know how long this will last and every little bit helps.
Jess and Teresa
DonationsSee top donations
- Ron Hogan
- Matthew Shapiro
- Albert amato
Fundraising team (2)
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more