Nassau firms supplying water and bagels to hospital staffers

Three Nassau County companies have stepped up to provide bottled water and bagels to medical staff at area hospitals.

Bethpage-based real estate development firm Steel Equities is paying for bottled water supplied by Nestle Waters of Syosset to be delivered to a dozen Nassau hospitals. In addition, Oceanside-based Bagels by Bell has delivered over 4,000 assorted bagels to hospital workers throughout the county.

Nestle Wasters and Bagels by Bell started the deliveries on Monday, April 6t and are continuing to provide water and bagels as requests come in. Hospitals receiving the donated water include: St. Joseph’s Hospital in Old Bethpage, St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Hospital Valley Stream, Glen Cove Hospital, Plainview Hospital, Syosset Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NYU Langone Winthrop Hospital in Mineola and Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside.

The three companies responsible for the water and bagels are all clients of the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.

“I salute the businesses that have stepped up to the plate to help others,” Richard Kessel, chairman of the Nassau IDA, said in a written statement. “The IDA is working collaboratively with the county on a number of initiatives to support our businesses, merchants, and of course first responders during this challenging time.”

The Lostritto family, which owns and operates Steel Equities, issued this statement: “Steel Equities would like to thank all of the first responders, doctors, nurses and medical staff who are working so tirelessly in fighting this pandemic. Donations will never express how grateful we are, but we wanted to do whatever we could to help. Nassau County is our home and it always will be. Thank you again and please stay safe!”

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