Ivanka Trump Donates 100s of Meals to Frontline Health Workers in COVID-19 Epicenter
First daughter ramps up efforts to show appreciations for hospital workers
The first daughter of the president, Ivanka Trump, donated 400 meals to health workers on the frontline at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York, during the coronavirus pandemic.
The president’s daughter arranged with a local deli, Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe, in Brooklyn, to deliver subs and sandwiches to the hospital, Page Six reported.
The food was delivered to Queen's hospital, which has been described as the “epicenter of the epicenter” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.
Among the specials prepared by the restaurant was a sandwich called “The Patriot,” which is loaded with roast beef, ham, turkey, and mustard.
Another sandwich was called “The Godfather," which comes with a variety of Italian cold cuts and fresh mozzarella.
Ivanka also ordered 800 meals last week for medics at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
Gov. Phil Murphy praised Trump and called her efforts, “Very much appreciated.”
According to sources, Trump was partially motivated to deliver food to New Jersey first responders in order to teach her children the importance of appreciation for healthcare workers.
"First and foremost, she wanted to do something for the frontline workers who are in one of the hardest-hit areas of the country and to support the small businesses that are struggling in this time."
"And she certainly wanted it to be a moment where her kids could be in on giving back and a teachable moment on generosity, but also a lesson on how our healthcare workers are heroes," the source said.
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Last month, the Trump campaign donated meals across the country to feed heroic first responders, doctors, and nurses on the front lines.
The Trump campaign contacted local restaurants to order large amounts of food to be delivered to hospitals in New York, Washington state, New Jersey, and Michigan.
But the campaign was placing the orders anonymously until Fox News learned from sources about the effort.
According to one source, the campaign was looking to not only express gratitude to hospital staff treating patients with coronavirus but also to support local restaurants who are suffering financial strain.