Organic food delivery service donating thousands of meals to hospital staff
As the need for medical equipment grows across New York City, so does the need to keep workers using that equipment fed.
Jared and Kyle Lyons started Served Natural in February to create and delivery healthy meals in New York City. Now, they're delivering 750-1,000 meals to hospitals in the tri-state area each day.
"I think the biggest problem is one: a lot of restaurants aren't open, and two: especially with night shifts, no one is delivering at two in the morning, there's absolutely nothing available," says Jared Lyons.
The duo says after someone called to donate 100 meals a few weeks ago, they set up donations through their website.
They've matched each meal donated so far
"While the whole world may be talking about PPE, feeding our staff is is important too, we've got to make sure that they're strong and they have the ability to come back and do the job that they've been doing," says Khari Edwards, vice president of external affairs at Brookdale Hospital.
Served Natural has also created a GoFundMe with a goal of donating 25,000 meals to medical staff.
"It shows that we're not forgotten ... what it means is that the community cares, that people understand what we're going through more so than ever," says Edwards.