For safety reasons, the health system can only accept commercially made food, including food from restaurants, grocery items and pre-packaged snacks.
Every afternoon, Malinski calls the people who have filled out the online interest form, discusses their wishes and adds them to his spreadsheet.
“It’s a big part of my day,” he says. “It’s great to speak with so many folks out in the community who want to support our team.”
A broad array of food has been donated – subs, snack bags, cookie trays, burgers, sandwiches, pizza and more — often more than once from the same establishment.