Food delivery effort focuses on health care staff working overnight
A confectionery maker from Patchogue is working to feed health care workers who are helping fight COVID-19 during the graveyard shift.
John Murray owns Kilwins Chocolates and The Hero Joint sandwich, and is leading the effort. He says he wants to provide nurses with food during late-night hours when restaurants are closed.
"I don't know how to make a ventilator. I don't know how to knit a mask. All I know how to do is feed people," says Murray. "They're dealing with enough hardship that I don't want them to worry about where food's coming from."
Syosset Hospital is one of the stops on the delivery route -- but stops include hospitals in both Long Island counties. Food will be dropped off at around 1 a.m.
So far, the Feed the Nurses PM Shifts GoFundMe has raised more than $15,000.
Murray says he and a dozen volunteers have fed thousands of medical workers, bringing breakfast food to several hospitals in a single night. He says they'll keep going for as long as they can.
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