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Donors Provide Thousands of Meals to Barnes-Jewish Hospital Workers

More than 11,000 meals have been delivered to Barnes-Jewish Hospital workers since April 1, thanks to the generosity of a wide variety of donors that include restaurants, corporations, and grateful patients and their families.

The donations, which are coming in daily and being coordinated by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Logistics Liaisons, have ranged from 15 to more than 1,000 meals. Efforts have been made to make sure all shifts and departments received meals.

“I just wanted take a moment and simply say thank you! The coronavirus pandemic has taken lives and a sense of normalcy from everyone; but one positive note has been the outpouring of support to health care workers,” said a note from the Patient Placement Center/Doctor's Access Line. “From the donations of food, the cheers and support from one another, it has been a long time since I have seen this kind of generosity and humanity. It takes a little bit of pressure and worry and stress away and replaces it with strength and comfort.”

The following are just a few examples of the many donations:

  • O.G. Hospitality Group is providing 1,500 meals over a three-week period. OG Hospitality Group is the management company for The Corner Pub and Grill, Shack Breakfast and Lunch and Tavern Kitchen and Bar.

  • Hubbard Radio, which owns five St. Louis radio stations, teamed up with The Law Office of Lance R. Drury, to provide 100 sandwiches from Good Buddy’s to general medical and surgical floors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Hubbard owns WIL 92.3 FM, KSHE 94.7 FM, WXOS 101.1, KPNT 105.7 FM and WARH 106.5 FM.

  • Lewis & Clark Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm, donated 900 meals from Sugarfire Smoke House.

  • White Castle provided 300 sliders to the Food & Nutrition teams. The company is also offering combo meals at participating drive thru windows to all healthcare workers and EMTs who show a valid employee identification.

  • Chabad of the Central West End is offering kosher meals to any medical personnel on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University Medical School campus. For information contact rabbi@chabadcwe.com or 314-448-0927.

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is working with donors and restaurants to ensure that our standards for infection prevention are followed. Please contact FoundationforBJH@bjc.org if you are coordinating deliveries or know of someone wishing to help.

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