If we can glean one positive thing from this current coronavirus (COVID-19) world we're currently living in, it's the awesome sight of American companies, American organizations and American people coming together to help their fellow Americans in need. To see American companies help by manufacturing medical supplies and American people helping by working to deliver food to people who are stuck at home is amazing.
In this instance, Fox News reported on Thursday that President Donald Trump's campaign has been donating meals to hospitals across the country by calling up local restaurants, making large orders and having the food be delivered to hospitals in Michigan, New York, New Jersey and Washington state.
Fox News learned of the Trump campaign's efforts despite the orders reportedly being made anonymously.
According to Fox News:
“They’re doing it as a donor who cares,” one source told Fox News. “So nothing politically is tied to it. ... We’re just trying to, you know, show a thank you.”
“They’re trying to send things that are like, local restaurants that may need support [and] cool restaurant icons of the area that may need the business,” one source said.
The source told Fox News that the campaign has already spent tens of thousands of dollars on the effort, which they plan to expand in the coming days and weeks.
Fox News confirmed that as part of the donations, an anonymous individual placed a large order at Giovanni’s Italian Deli in Secaucus, N.J., to be delivered to Hudson Regional Hospital.
That's a great way to take show appreciation to two different entities: Hospital employees who are working around the clock and supporting local restaurants who are most likely closed except for delivery services.
If you have the means, order delivery from your favorite local restaurants. You'd be surprised to see how many are waiving delivery fees because they're happy for the business. If you have the means to do more during this trying time, donate what you can to hospitals in need of specific items.