In addition to the $30,000 in donations and the $100,000 donor advised fund, we have received more than 1,000 meals donated by restaurants, businesses and community members as a thank you to our team members during this crisis. All meals are being evenly distributed to all departments in the hospital. We are also working with St. Pete Rising, an urban development blog that has raised over $80,000 in donations to provide meals for our team members here at the hospital through supporting local restaurants. 350 meals are being delivered twice daily on Tuesday and Friday.
We are also currently working with Feeding Tampa Bay. After receiving multiple calls from restaurants who have been wanting to donate meals, and they are only able to accept pre-packaged food items, we have partnered with them to bring the donated meals to feed our team members.
On Saturday, May 2, we were lucky to have Mike’s Big Dawgs and Milo’s Road Dawgs provide over 300 lunch combos to our Saturday weekend shift. Thank you to all who have showed such generous support over the last several weeks. You are inspiring!