NYC Healthcare Heroes was launched with a $20 million donation by the Debra and Leon Black Family in partnership with Aramark, the world's largest US-based provider of food, facilities and uniforms, to support the 100,000-plus New York City healthcare professionals on the front lines combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. The program—launched in partnership with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty fighting organization, and the American Red Cross—is providing
NYC Healthcare Heroes packages of shelf-stable food, household cleaning and personal care products, as well as OTC medicine including the Salonpas Pain Relief Patches, to staff at hospitals across the five boroughs through June. In coordination with Aramark, which is donating labor to provide procurement, assembly and delivery services, Red Cross volunteers are distributing the packages to hospital staff.
"We are honored to be a part of this 'NYC Healthcare Heroes' initiative and to help ease the pain of New York City's medical heroes who serve so bravely on the front lines," said John Incledon, President, Hisamitsu America.