In recognition of National Nurses Week, Stop & Shop provided groceries for nurses and other front-line healthcare workers at hospitals in three of the states it serves.
Those hospitals include Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital on Long Island, New York; Hartford Hospital in Connecticut; and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The program was designed to help fill a critical need for essential healthcare workers who don’t have time to shop.
“Our healthcare workers have been doing incredible work caring for their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stop & Shop President Gordon Reid. “We wanted to show our appreciation for everything they are doing by making getting food for themselves and their families easier. To all of our healthcare workers—and especially the nurses we celebrate this week—thank you!”
This commitment included two related components:
- Free Care Packages of Essential Groceries—On Thursday, May 7, Stop & Shop delivered hand-packed bags of grocery staples—including paper towels, toilet paper, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, pasta sauce and cereal—to 500 nurses and other front-line healthcare workers at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York. A similar program delivered grocery packages to nurses and others at Hartford Hospital on Wednesday, April 29.
This donation to Mount Sinai complements the thousands of free meals Stop & Shop has been providing to Mt. Sinai’s healthcare workers each week since early April. In addition to Mount Sinai South Nassau, Stop & Shop also is supplying daily meals to healthcare workers at Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem, New York; Long Island Community Hospital in New York; Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, New Jersey; and Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital. To-date, the company has provided more than 88,000 meals for these front-line workers.
- Priority Online Deliveries—On Wednesday, May 6, Stop & Shop piloted a new program that sent nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to the very front of the line for deliveries from the brand’s home delivery service. Mass General employees were given a special code that was used online for grocery delivery. Packages were delivered directly to the hospital and were waiting for employees after their shifts. Stop & Shop waived the delivery fees on all orders—and also included a special “heroes” arrangement of flowers to say “thanks.”
Stop & Shop plans to continue this pilot program at Mass General going forward.
For more information about all the work Stop & Shop is doing to support local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.stopandshop.com/covid.
The original article can be found at The Shelby Report.