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Man Delivers 1000s Of Meals To New York City Hospitals For Free To Honor Late Dad.

One of the best ways we can support health care workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic is by staying home. That said, Jeffrey Kaplow was determined to find a safe way to support his community.

After New York City restaurants closed in March, Jeffrey and Jennifer Asher, a friend of his, came up with a plan. A few days later, they delivered their first round of meals to a nearby hospital!

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Their project has since blossomed into an incredible cause called Heroes for Heroes. Volunteers carefully make and package fresh sandwiches at local Subway stores, and then Jeffrey personally delivers them to Mount Sinai hospitals via Uber and Lyft rides.

Since they started, they’ve made more than 2,500 deliveries to frontline workers. And they’re not stopping anytime soon!

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The best part? All the food is free! Thanks to generous GoFundMe donations, Jeffrey and Jennifer have raised over $45,000 to give back!

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The cause is dear to Jeffrey’s heart, as he’ll always be grateful to the doctors and nurses who cared for his late father.

“My dad passed away a few years ago from cancer, and the hospital workers were amazing in taking care of him,” he said. “So I feel like right now, I’m giving back to those that were helping my family, that have helped all our families. It’s what keeps me going.”

jeffrey with late dad

Meanwhile, Heroes for Heroes is helping countless medical professionals persevere through this difficult time. Despite their exhaustion, these wonderful acts of kindness give them all a reason to smile.

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This is such a great way to make sure our heroes are taken care of while they continue saving lives. Thank you, Jeffrey, Jennifer, and everyone else involved for being their heroes. You can help them deliver more meals by donating here.

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