Our local Rush Oak Park healthcare 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 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. GUIDELINES FOR FOOD DONATIONS – PLEASE REVIEW ALL: -Food must be individually packaged. **Buffet style or sharing donations cannot be accepted. PIZZA is the only exception, Please NO 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. -All flatware needs to be individually wrapped INSTRUCTIONS/STEPS: 1) Select date/time of your choice by clicking “claim” to commit to sponsoring a meal. Lunch time (between 11-1pm) Dinner time (4-6:30 pm) Late Shift 9:30pm 2) QUANTITY: between 30-50 people - PLEASE NOTE THAT MEALS FOR 100 people are also accepted!!! 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 - see special notes below 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 groups to help spread the cost. ***Please save your receipts for potential tax deduction that you will need to discuss with your tax preparer.
Lunch and Dinner to be delivered to 520 S. Maple Ave. in Oak Park, IL Front entrance. Park in front of the front entrance and let them know that Give InKind food delivery has arrived. Late night - 3rd shift - deliver to the back of the hospital on Wisconsin Ave, the old ER entrance. Alert the security office that is right by the entrance and they will come out to get the food.