While small businesses have been severely impacted due to Covid-19, that hasn’t stopped many of them from donating meals to essential personnel and their communities. Take a look at some of the local Bronx businesses on Arthur Ave that have been donating meals or helping others:
Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue donated meals to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, showing appreciation for the hard-working hospital employees with some comforting Italian food. Owner Maria Di Rende also recently donated warm meals to the local 48th Precinct to thank NYC’s Finest and their continuous dedication to the local community.
· MichaelAngelo’s on Arthur Avenue donated 50 warm meals to the emergency rooms of both St. Barnabas Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. Meals included penne with broccoli, garlic and oil, as well as grilled chicken Caesar wraps. MichaelAngelo’s is also coordinating donations to Einstein Hospital and additional meals to Montefiore as well.
· Howl at the Moon – Also under the same ownership of MichaelAngelo’s, Howl at the Moon donated 50 meals to Montefiore Medical Center’s emergency room in the Bronx.
· Madonia Bakery – The 100+ year old bakery is donating bread and cookies to help feed the St. Barnabas Hospital emergency room workers.
· Mike’s Deli located in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, has partnered with Fordham Prep for their “Lunch for Life” COVID-19 program to benefit the Emergency Department at the St. Barnabas Hospital. Participants can support the program by donating lunches for doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who are in the front lines of this crisis. See a photo below my signature.
· Zero Otto Nove, which has temporarily closed their Arthur Avenue location but is keeping their Armonk location open for takeout, started a GoFundMe page for any donations, where 100% of the proceeds will go to their kitchen and dining room staff.
· Various local businesses including Enzo’s of Arthur Avenue, Antonio’s Trattoria, MichaelAngelo’s and Mike’s Deli have signed up or are available for Feed the Frontlines, an organization that allows people to sponsor a meal for a hospital or charity worker. Participating establishments make and deliver the meal to the recipient.
Also, Belmont BID has donated to the Grocery Gift Card Fundraiser, an initiative to help Bronx residents including the elderly and local families get their meals delivered during COVID-19 that is partially sponsored by the local Community Board 6.