PSEG Long Island has pitched in to fuel front line workers by providing catered meals, snacks and sports drinks to local hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.
Over the last two months, hundreds of dinners, lunches and breakfasts, along with uplifting thank you notes from PSEG Long Island employees, have been sent to daytime and overnight staff caring for COVID-19 patients across Long Island, according to a PSEG-LI statement.
Along with the meals for healthcare heroes, the PSEG Foundation provided Island Harvest Food Bank with a $45,000 grant to reduce food insecurity during the pandemic. The foundation also gave a $25,000 grant to United Way of Long Island’s United Together Response Fund for COVID-19 to help alleviate disruptions to family life by providing eligible applicants with critical basic needs of food and household supplies.
In addition, PSEG-LI crews have made emergency upgrades to electric service at hospitals to power temporary facilities for additional patients requiring care.
“Normally during this time of the year, you can find our employees in bright orange T-shirts, gardening for Island Harvest, walking in the March of Dimes March for Babies, and participating in dozens of other community service events and activities,” Janeen Johnson, PSEG Long Island’s manager of diversity & inclusion, said in the statement. “When the pandemic hit, our Diversity & Inclusion Council and employee business resource groups reflected on our commitment to community service and quickly found ways, such as these meal donations, to continue helping our neighbors while socially distancing.”