Briefly Noted

April 17, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, Off Their Plate (OTP), a grass-roots organization founded by a Harvard medical student, is providing meals to frontline healthcare workers. OTP made its first delivery in Chicago on April 13, feeding 175 physicians, nurses, and staff members at Lawndale Christian Health Center. Its goal is to feed over 900 medical staff by the end of this week, with at least 1,000 meals to be provided next week in Chicago. OTP has raised more than $2.2 million, onboarded 32 restaurant partners and will serve nearly 23,000 meals to 86 hospital sites across nine cities nationwide. Online contributions can be made here.

Unlimited Carrier, Inc. is offering a dedicated trucking fleet for pick-up and delivery services connecting Chicago, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles to hospitals completely free of charge during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, email or call 800-373 3503.