Long Island Woman Raising Money To Feed Medics

1 (7)
Stop & Shop has been donating 5,000 free fresh meals every day for healthcare first responders in some of the areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. A local woman is among many people aiming to also feed local medics.

A Manhasset woman has surpassed her goal to raise $30,000 online to donate food to healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Maria Rizzuto and two other people have raised $36,750 as of Thursday through their GoFundMe page as of this post. She has made 54 visits to deliver food to 34 healthcare facilities as of Thursday.

“Nurses and doctors in the emergency rooms are in need of good food while on the front line fighting for us, one less thing for them to think about,” the organizers say in their fundraising appeal.

“We need to do our part to help them while they help our mothers, fathers, neighbors, and friends.. our fellow humans,” they continue. “Will purchase from local restaurants who also need our help at this juncture to stay open.”

They plan to donate food to all hospitals in the New York metro area that are treating COVID-19 patients.

Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters hereSign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here.

Related Story: Nassau Has Most Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Of Any County in US Outside NYC

Related Story: 21% Of COVID-19 NY Nursing Home Deaths Reported on Long Island

Related Story: Long Island Coronavirus Death Toll Doubles In Less Than 1 Week To More Than 1,000

Related Story: LI Coronavirus Cases May Be Hitting Plateau

Related Story: 6 Long Island Hospitals Termed Coronavirus Hot Spots

Related Story: LI Innovators Wield Sharp Minds, Cutting-Edge Tech In War on Coronavirus

Related Story: NY, Nassau, And Suffolk Launch Coronavirus Tracker Maps

Related Story: Coronavirus Causes Blood Shortage; Donors Sought

Related Story: LI Agencies, Hospitals Seek Donations Amid COVID-19 Crisis