The Loretto Hospital Foundation is seeking your support for our Frontline Healthcare Workers. The Loretto Hospital is a 177-bed, safety-net, community hospital located on the west side of Chicago, IL. We serve one of Chicago’s largest African American - and medically needy communities - that is most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. Although we may be smaller in size compared to other local healthcare institutions, our might in the fight against this pandemic is not. The Loretto Hospital's Emergency Room, COVID-19 Response, and Support Teams are working tirelessly to handle the surge of virus-related illnesses. And, we want to make sure they know that they have our full support and appreciation. Meals will be distributed on a rotating schedule to include healthcare providers from various patient floors, departments, and shifts by hospital administration. We are seeking meal donations for our frontline team members to keep them nourished, hopeful and faithful during these challenging times. MEAL DONATIONS Please sign up by "claiming" a breakfast, lunch, coffee/snack, or dinner time slot for 25-50 PEOPLE (However, any amount will be a blessing!). You pick any local restaurant of your choice to place your order and utilize either their delivery service, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Door Dash, or anything else. In your claimed spot please specify where the delivery will be from and a brief description of what is ordered. Make sure to indicate to the restaurant or delivery service that the delivery must be made at the specified time and to the specified location detailed below in special notes section below, and in compliance with the guidelines listed below. TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF OUR ENTIRE STAFF AND PATIENTS, MEAL DONATIONS MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES: Food must come from restaurants only and must be individually wrapped and sealed (including donuts and muffins) - no large tin family-style pans. Pizza is the ONLY exception. Food must not contain nuts or nut products. For precautionary measures, the hospital is unable to accept homemade meals. For your safety, please deliver the food to the main entrance of the hospital listed below. For more questions about food donations please email [email protected] THE PROCESS 1. Select date/time of your choice by clicking "claim" to commit to sponsoring a breakfast, lunch, coffee/snack, or dinner time slot. 2. Quantity: 25-50 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 AND NO GIFT CARDS PLEASE. 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 (See special notes below). 6. Deliveries have to be made at specific times as listed below. 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. We understand that during this uncertain time this is a substantial financial ask so we hope that people create small support groups to help share the cost. 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! OTHER DONATIONS Monetary donations can be made through our GoFundMe page or by visiting the Loretto Hospital Foundation's website at https://www.lorettohospitalfoundation.org/donate-now/. Our team members are also in need of donations of the following products or critical medical supplies: Personal Protective Equipment: N95 masks, surgical masks and gowns, gloves, etc. -- Hand sanitizer -- Disinfectant wipes -- Masks for non-clinical staff (manufactured or homemade) -- Food storage and utensils: plastic utensils, containers, Styrofoam cups and boxes. Arrangements for supply donations can be made by calling us directly at 773-854-5502 or 773-854-5275. We thank you in advance for your support and prayers!
Due to delivery drivers not being able to go inside the hospital, please have them call ahead of delivery at (773) 854-5501 and let security know that a meal donation is forthcoming. When the delivery driver arrives, have them park right out front of the hospital’s main entrance located on the Flournoy Street (rear) side of the hospital's main address of 645 S. Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60644 and call security at (773) 854-5501 to let them know that the hospital’s Give Inkind delivery for the COVID-19 Response Teams has arrived! They will have someone take the delivery from there. 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.