Our local Advocate Condell Medical Center 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 the Condell Emergency Department. *** This meal sign-up is to support nurses and physicians caring for patients throughout the hospital as well as the many other team members located onsite at Condell. 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 (unless it's individual slices), NO LARGE SUB SANDWICHES, NO 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 (Sorry, no bulk coffee). -All flatware needs to be individually wrapped -All condiments need to be in portion control packets. This sign up should be for breakfast and snack pre-packaged, lunch and dinner donations only. INSTRUCTIONS/STEPS: 1) Select date/time of your choice by clicking “claim” to commit to sponsoring a meal. Breakfast time (7:30) Lunch time (12:00 noon) and dinner time (6:00 pm). 2) QUANTITY: ideally, we’d like donations to feed 30-50 individuals (but does not have to be 30-50, 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 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 https://advocategiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/GIK-Form-ACF_COVID_Food-1.pdf
***DUE TO DELIVERY SERVICES BEING UNABLE TO GO INSIDE, PLEASE TELL THE DELIVERY DRIVER TO CALL 847-990-2750 or 847-990-5290 TO ARRANGE PICKUP FROM THEIR CAR. THE NUMBER SHOULD BE CALLED AHEAD TO LET THEM KNOW FOOD IS COMING. The delivery person can park right out front. They will have a greeter come out to get the food.*** *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, we are highlighting restaurants that have offered special discounts to be used when ordering for a hospital. Please verify with the restaurant prior to placing your order. Please reach out if you are a restaurant owner and would like to participate.