L+M is supporting a program that is delivering 500 meals a day to frontline workers at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx. In addition to delivering meals, food trucks are providing tapas for staff at lunchtime once a week, and 800 meals will also be available for staff to take home at the end of their shift.
Not only is the program providing essential support to doctors, nurses, and hospital staff, the meals are being sourced from restaurants along Arthur Avenue, a beloved Bronx foodie destination, which helps local businesses remain operational during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The program is part of L+M’s ongoing commitment to the Bronx, the Hospital and our partnership to build the St. Barnabas Wellness Care and Affordable Housing project. The development, which is across the street from the Hospital, is a two-site mixed-used project that is designed to address many of the challenges facing low-income residents in the Bronx by bringing critical health care services, affordable housing, job creation, outdoor fitness areas, and healthy food options to the community.