Food delivery effort focuses on health care staff working overnight

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.

News 12 Staff

Apr 17, 2020, 12:19 AM

Updated 1,556 days ago

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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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