Two alums, Alexa Fleet '13 and Claire Prioleau '16, are doing their part to support and thank healthcare heroes through their work with HeroMeals NYC and Feed the Front Line DFW. Now, it's our turn to help. HeroMeals NYCAlexa Fleet '13, pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health at Columbia University
Alexa has been working tirelessly on a program called Hero Meals NYC, which supports local restaurants and feeds the frontlines at hospitals throughout the greater NYC area. Alexa is the leader of this project, overseeing about 22 volunteers from the medical school campus.
Originally, HeroMeals NYC partnered with New York Presbyterian and, in less than 3 weeks, raised over 200,000 dollars, provided over 10,000 meals and partnered with dozens of small businesses throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley! It was a remarkable effort by dozens of medical, public health, NYP staff, and community members. NYP transitioned to a catering company that now serves all of their staff members.
Now, HeroMeals serves NYC's public hospitals, where their needs are not being met. This partnership also means that they are starting back at square one with their fundraising efforts.
If you would like to donate to their mission, please visit: https://nychhc.networkforgood.com/
In order to ensure your donation goes to Hero Meals NYC, please choose to “Honor” someone with your gift using the dropdown menu and type “Hero Meals” in the field asking “Whom would you like to recognize?”
Interested in learning more or donating to a local restaurant directly? Send an email to HeroMealsNYC@gmail.com and follow @heromealsnyc on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
Feed the Front Line DFWClaire Prioleau '16, 2020 Corps Member at Teach for America
Feed the Front Line is raising funds to pay restaurants for large quantities of meals in an attempt to keep their staff on payroll and prevent their doors from shutting permanently. At the same time, they are providing meals to the healthcare heroes who are working to combat COVID-19 and are putting themselves and their loved ones at risk every day. They've already donated over 14,000 meals across Dallas and Houston and are on track to donate thousands more over the coming weeks, assuming they are able to raise enough funds!
Feed the Front Lines is asking for students to write letters of appreciation to healthcare workers to be delivered along with the meals.
If you write a letter, you can mail it to the following address:
Feed the Front Line
If you want to post about this on Instagram, please tag: @feedthefrontlinedfw!