Hospitals are closing their doors to homemade food donations from the general public for safety reasons. So I’m raising funds to provide nourishing meals to overworked frontline healthcare workers and putting some much needed revenue into local businesses approved by hospital authorities. #ShoutAMeal
16 April Update – 7 days in, $39,106 raised, 5,000 foods delivered to 13 hospitals!! Read more and see photos here, down in the Updates section. ❤️
Over 100 healthcare workers around the world have died from COVID-19, caring for those of us in need. I want to say thank you to our frontliners.
On Thursday 2 April 2020, I sent 250 muffins to the Westmead Hospital in Sydney as a small token of my appreciation to healthcare workers in the frontline, battling the COVID-19 war at great personal risk to themselves.
The next day, I sent 1,000 muffins to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Liverpool, Concord, Hornsby and Royal North Shore Hospital. Dozer shouted coffee for everyone in the Emergency Department at Canterbury Hospital, and arranged for lunch to be sent to the COVID Ward at Mona Vale Hospital.
And this week, I have 100 meals ordered to be delivered to the high-work-level wards of Westmead Hospital (COVID, ICU, Emergency), to be distributed to those who need it the most. Those who don’t have a hot meal waiting for them when they get home after a 15 hour shift. Those who have moved out of home to protect their loved ones.
I don’t want to stop.
And thus, Shout A Meal was born.
THE MISSION #ShoutAMeal
To provide delicious, nourishing food to our frontline healthcare workers in Sydney, and support local businesses struggling to stay afloat.
To raise $210,000 to provide 500 meals per day for 6 weeks to frontline healthcare workers, and provide some much needed revenue into the hospitality industry.
$10 meals x 500 healthcare workers x 7 days x 6 weeks = $210,000
(PS I secretly hope I can raise much more to provide more meals and more business to locals)
Got questions about how it will all work, and around food safety? Good! Read the FAQ’s.
Shout a Meal for our healthcare heroes
$10 buys a meal for 1 healthcare worker
$50 buys a meal for 5 healthcare workers
$100 provides meals for a team of 10 workers
$500 will be dinner for a small emergency department
$2,000 provides meals for a small COVID Ward for a week
Only have a dollar? Healthcare workers are touched by any and every gesture, no matter how big or small. ❤️
HOSPITALS AND RESTAURANTS
Sydney Hospitals – please complete this form to request free meals.
Sydney Restaurants and caterers – please complete this form to participate.
To wrap things up, just sharing a couple of notes I received from hospital workers after I sent over the muffins. I treasure each and every one of them.
Thank you for reading, and please stay safe.
Thinking of you all – Nagi x
Life of Dozer
And finishing on a lighter note – no face mask could have prepared me for that moment when a bit of his food flew into my mouth as I mixed up his homemade breakfast 🤢