As healthcare providers work tirelessly to treat those in their care at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, necessary restrictions due to COVID-19 which no longer permit them to use the hospital cafeteria or to bring food from home, present added challenges to their daily routine.
When the Community and Wider Missions Committee of the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of West Chicago learned of the added stress and inconvenience to these dedicated hospital workers to have to scramble out of the building in a short window of time to buy lunch, it decided to step in and help.
Forty meals were delivered to the Neo-natal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units at the approximate cost of $400, were prepared by Entree Kitchen, a business owned by West Chicago resident Diane Beaulieu.
FUMC secretary Lisa Marie Vogt is coordinating the program and assisting with the delivery of the meals. Other businesses preparing meals during April include Hawthorne’s Backyard Bar & Grill of West Chicago, and Western DuPage Chamber member, My Chef Catering. The program is ongoing.
For those individuals, businesses or organization interested in donating meals to this cause, or for more information on other ways to help, visit https://bit.ly/3e7aedi.
“We’re grateful for the donations from the community to our healthcare heroes. Thank you for the countless words of encouragement and donations benefiting those fighting COVID-19,” said Ann Marie Bianchi, Program Coordinator Government and Community Affairs at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
Photo on website homepage is Diane Beaulieu (left) and Leanne Mitchell (right) of Entree Kitchen.