KATY (Covering Katy News) – Showing support by providing meals for frontline emergency room medical workers is the goal of a new Katy based group called Food ER. The plan is seeking donations of meals from restaurants, and donors.
“Food ER is a grassroots national effort originating in Katy, Texas, to provide food for the frontline medical teams working in our local emergency rooms,” said a statement provided to Covering Katy News. “We bring people together to either dine, deliver or donate to get restaurant meals to the ER workers for lunch and dinner.”
The Food ER effort is starting in Katy, focusing on Methodist West Hospital, but organizer Kelly Litvak hopes it will grow to provide support for other hospital workers in Katy and other communities far and wide. Litvak has experience organizing national efforts. She is the executive director of Childproof America, an organization that seeks to end sex trafficking of minors.
“We need restaurants willing to donate meals for the lunch and dinner shifts of our local Houston Methodist West Hospital,” said the Food ER statement.
- 40 meals (or 20 meals – we’ll match you with another donating restaurant) for each service: lunch and dinner
- Meals covered for lunch and dinner on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – Meals must be in individual containers
- Lunch is delivered to the hospital curb drop off between 11:30 a.m. and noon
- Dinner is delivered to the hospital curb drop off between 6 and 6:30 p.m.
Restaurants may deliver, and Food ER also has volunteers who will pick will deliver meals.
All meal donations must be coordinated through Litvak to ensure the safety protocols are met.
If you can donate meals, email Kelly@ChildproofAmerica.org.