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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital Staff Meals

Park Ridge, IL


PLEASE READ:  In your claimed spot, please SPECIFY name of restaurant the delivery will be from and a brief description of what is ordered.  This is VERY HELPFUL for the hospital, so they know what to expect. PLEASE NOTE NEW NUMBER TO CALL FOR DELIVERIES TO THE MAIN HOSPITAL! PLEASE CALL 847-723-6335! ————————————————————————— Our local Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital staff – both clinical and non-clinical – are working tirelessly to keep us all safe while we are staying home to keep them safe. Let’s give back and help fuel them with meals at this critical time. ****Please note that this meal sign-up is in addition to the one for Lutheran Emergency Department.*** This meal sign-up is to support nurses and physicians caring for patients throughout the hospital and also the many team members. From the respiratory therapists who see all the very sick patients, to the environmental services team who clean patient rooms, waiting rooms and hallways, to social workers who provide comfort to families of loved ones and whose workload increased even more with the new no visitor policy, to the medical supply crew who receive and distribute critical supplies throughout the hospital, to the IT team who is making sure the hospital operates. All these individuals play a critical role in ensuring that the hospital can respond to the growing number of patients walking through the doors during this pandemic. *Food donations received through this sign up will be rotated on a daily and weekly basis so that multiple departments are impacted by the outpouring of support from our tremendous community. GUIDELINES FOR FOOD DONATIONS – PLEASE REVIEW ALL: -Food must be individually packaged. **Buffet style or sharing donations cannot be accepted. Please NO PIZZA, LARGE SUB SANDWICHES, FAMILY PORTION SIZES OR CONTAINERS OF COOKIES/SNACKS. -Food must be donated from a restaurant/caterer/food company that is monitored by local health inspectors and has passed a health inspection in the last 12 months. -NO HOME COOKED MEALS -Preference is for food that is cold. Keeping food warm is tricky for units. -Please consider donating both meat and vegetarian options. -Beverages must be in single serve packages. -All flatware needs to be individually wrapped -All condiments need to be in portion control packets -Please do NOT sign up to drop off bulk donations of snacks. This sign up should be for lunch and dinner donations only. INSTRUCTIONS/STEPS: 1) Select date/time of your choice by clicking “claim” to commit to sponsoring a meal. Lunch time (12:00 noon) and dinner time (6:00 pm). *there used to be two times slots each, but not at present 2) QUANTITY: ideally, we’d like donations to feed 30-50 individuals 3) You pick any local restaurant of your choice to place your order and utilize either their delivery service or Grub Hub/Uber Eats/Door Dash. NO PERSONAL DELIVERIES. NO GIFT CARDS. 4) In your claimed spot, please SPECIFY where the delivery will be from and a brief description of what is ordered – this is VERY HELPFUL for the hospital, so they know what to expect. 5) Work with the restaurant and delivery person to provide them with specific instructions on where to deliver the food. Make sure to tell the restaurant that the delivery must be made directly to the Main Entrance of the hospital at the chosen time. A greeter will come out and get the food. The restaurant driver can park right in front of the Main Entrance. 6) Deliveries must be made at specific times as listed below. 7) Please note when calling to place your order to mention that you are donating your meal as we have found many restaurants are providing some type of discount for your good deed! ***We understand that during this uncertain time this is a substantial financial ask so we hope that people create small groups to help spread the cost. ***If you are interested in receiving a tax deductible letter from the Advocate Charitable Foundation, you may fill out the Gift In Kind Form

Special Notes

IMPORTANT DETAILS FROM HOSPITAL: PLEASE TELL THE DELIVERY PERSON TO ARRIVE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND CALL 847-723-6335. THEY SHOULD INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND SAY THAT THEY HAVE FOOD DELIVERY BY MAIN HOSPITAL ENTRANCE. THE DELIVERY PERSON SHOULD STAY IN THE CAR. SOMEONE WILL RUN OUT TO GET FOOD. FOOD ITEMS: THINK GRAB AND GO, ALREADY PREPARED, NO BUFFET STYLE, NO MAKE YOUR OWN. MAKE SURE ALL LABELED (ALLERGY REASONS). THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. **Please understand as the situation continues to evolve hospitals will be regularly updating their policies, delivery instructions and time slots. If you claim a slot in the future PLEASE MAKE SURE to check back just before delivery for updated instructions! *On our Facebook page, you may find restaurants that have committed to offering special discounts to be used when ordering for a hospital. Please reach out if you are a restaurant owner and would like to participate. Please ask delivery drivers to take photographs of deliveries to be shared on the GiveInKind Facebook page, tagging the restaurant and generous people who have donated, if possible. GiveInKind Meals for Chicago Area COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

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