The outpouring of support from community members for Stony Brook Medicine has been profound. In response, Stony Brook University Hospital launched a Meal Train platform in early April, and contributions have now exceeded 10,000 meals and snacks that have been donated and distributed.
“I think I can speak for everyone,” said Kevin Daly, Catering Manager at Stony Brook Medicine, “when I give a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all who have contributed.”
The Meal Train system makes donating food to the workers and medical staff safer, easier and more time-efficient.
“When a friend is in need, everyone asks, ‘What can I do to help?’ The answer is always to provide support through a meal,” said Daly. By using MealTrain.com, the donor picks a day, pledges a donation for a meal and orders it through a restaurant of their choice. The food is then delivered. This benefits local restaurants as well, which have been hit hard during this crisis.
Stony Brook Hospital is at the center of this pandemic for the greater Long Island community. Donating food lets our essential workers know their community stands by them and recognizes the hard work they are doing.
Donations are still being accepted for the month of May. For more information, please go to Donate via Meal Train.
— Tamara Gregorian, Community Relations