“We are very thankful for the willingness of our community to help out at this time and are grateful for the overwhelming response,” said Kate Polczynski, Associate Vice President, Supply Chain for Geisinger. “In order for us to provide these donations to the most critical area of need first, please do not drop off donations directly to the hospital. To schedule a donation delivery, please visit geisinger.org/fightcovid or call 800-739-6882 for information on how to donate.”
In addition, Geisinger is asking that individuals and groups refrain from making food donations at this time. Due to infection control protocols, we are unable to accept foods prepared in a home kitchen. No buffet-style foods, like pizza, cheese and veggie trays or sandwich platters, can be accepted.
We can only accept individual, prepackaged meals/food that is prepared in a commercial kitchen, such as a restaurant, with a current food license. We can also accept food in original unopened packaging, such as pretzels, chips and protein bars.
People who want to make an impact and be sure that their goodwill is acceptable are asked instead to make a monetary donation.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.