The coronavirus epidemic is affecting all areas of our lives. However, it is most affecting health care, which is at the forefront of the fight against the disease. Doctors and medical staff are currently working at their best, often at the expense of their families and friends. It is primarily on their commitment that our ability to quickly suppress the epidemic will depend. Those hospitalised, and their loved ones, are also in a difficult situation, and are putting their hopes in the health service.
That is why, together with the Niskie Składki (Low Contributions) and Spontaniczny Sztab Obywatelski (Spontaneous Civic Staff) associations, with the invaluable support of Patryk Wachowiec of the FOR (Civil Development Forum) Foundation, we launched the #PosiłekDlaLekarza (in English #MealForADoctor) campaign on the zrzutka.pl portal.
In order to relieve pressure on doctors, nurses, ambulance crews and all other medical staff to the greatest extent possible – and to let them focus on fighting the disease – we want to offer them free meals from local restaurants. Each of us can help pay for it by participating in the fundraising. Meals will also be paid for people confined to hospital by the coronavirus infection as well as those taking care of them.
In less than a month, we collected more than PLN 640,000 from almost 11,500 donors at a fundraiser and more than 800 catering establishments addressed us. In the first phase of the campaign, as many as 269 restaurants donated meals to over 200 hospitals and medical facilities. In the second phase, the campaign has joined forces with new partners and continues to work in a new formula.
We will be grateful if you would share our action on social media. You can find us on Facebook (/PosilekDlaLekarza) and Twitter (@DlaLekarza). You can also contact us by email ([email protected]). We are using the hashtag #PosiłekDlaLekarza.