Our local Advocate Good Shepherd Emergency Department staff 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. This is also a chance to support our local restaurants and delivery drivers. STAY HOME AND HEALTHY, thus no personal deliveries or home cooked meals please. STEPS 1) Select date/time of your choice by clicking "claim" to commit to sponsoring a meal. Please sign up for a for either lunch or dinner delivery (12pm or 8:00pm). 2) QUANTITY: 30 people for lunch / 10 staff for night shift (Doesn't have to be 30 or 10! Anything will help.) 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 and the number to call ahead of the delivery. Make sure to indicate to the restaurant that the delivery must be made directly to the ED entrance at the chosen time, a greeter will come out and get the food. They can park right in front OF THE ED. SEE SPECIAL NOTES BELOW. 6) Deliveries have to be made at specific times as listed above. 7) Please note when calling to place your order please mention that you are donating your meal as we have found many restaurants are providing some type of discount for your good deed! ED folks are not picky, and anything is welcome. Please note that the hospital asked for GRAB AND GO, ALREADY PREPARED, NO BUFFET STYLE, NO MAKE YOUR OWN. MAKE SURE ALL LABELED (ALLERGY REASONS). Individually wrapped and portioned items are the best to mitigate spread of disease- think sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs, individual pastas, etc. --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. --Please note when calling to place your order please mention that you are donating your meal as we have found many restaurants are providing some type of discount for your good deed! --Also, please keep your receipts and check with your accountants/tax preparers to find out if you can utilize this as a tax deductible donation. We are doing our part by staying home, but this is one small thing we can do as a community to mobilize behind those that must go to work to help our communities! Thank you so much for contributing during this difficult time.
IMPORTANT DETAILS FROM ADVOCATE GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPITAL: *** NEW: each meal must be individually wrapped, per the hospital’s safety procedures.*** MUST BE DIRECT FROM RESTAURANT, NO HOME COOKED MEAL DROP OFF LOCATION 450 w hwy 22 Barrington, Emergency Department entrance ARRIVE AT ED ENTRANCE AND call Nurse’s station 847-842-4444. Ask for secretary to get food from entrance. THE DELIVERY PERSON WILL INTRODUCE THEMSELVES, TELL THEM THEY HAVE FOOD DELIVERY BY THE MAIN ED DRIVE. ASK THE DELIVERY PERSON TO STAY IN THEIR 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). **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