MADISON, NJ -  This weekend over ninety (90) people across four departments at Morristown Medical Center were the recipient of delicious meals thanks to the dedication and innovation of neighbors throughout both Madison and the Chathams.  

This new effort of organizing food deliveries has been spearheaded by a new Facebook group called FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Chatham and Madison. Residents of both towns are chipping in to help support the local businesses and the medical workers that are working hard to save people's lives.

According to the Facebook site, this project started as an off-the-cuff question posed to the Facebook group, Chatham Community Forum. The founder, Liz Field Bernich, asked the members if anyone would like to band together to help feed the front lines while keeping the local restaurants in business. She was met by an overwhelming positive response.

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It was then opened up to Madison residents so efforts could be coordinated between both areas. 

The main objective is to provide food and meals to the workers in the ICU and ER departments because of their difficult work demands and stressful job conditions. Those who wish to contribute to the effort are asked to do so by Venmo. 

On Sunday, Rocco's restaurant of Madison and the Fairmount Deli of Chatham supplied the meals to Morristown's CCU.  In addition, Chatham's Deborah Egan provided 100 makeup care packages to the nurses and doctors.

The plan for this week is still evolving but it is aiming for providing over 700 meals and giving $4000 to local restaurants.  Here is the schedule so far:

MICU and CCU

3/23 Monday night - Daddy Matty’s

3/24 Tuesday night - Zio Gino’s

3/25 Wed night - Mexican Spice

3/26 Thurs night - Hickory Tree Deli

3/27 Friday night - Ossino’s

NICU

3/24 Tuesday lunch - Green Village Deli

3/25 Wed night - Mexican Spice

3/26 Thurs night - Hickory Tree Deli

3/27 Friday night - Ossino’s

ER Night Shift

3/23 Monday night - Daddy Matty’s

3/24 Tuesday night - Zio Gino’s

3/25 Wed night - Mexican Spice

3/26 Thurs night - Hickory Tree Deli

3/27 Friday night - Ossino’s

ER Day Shift

3/23 Monday lunch - Harvest Bistro

3/24 Tuesday lunch - Green Village Deli

3/25 Wed lunch - Bottle Hill Tavern

3/26 Thurs lunch - Sunday Motor Co.

3/27 Friday lunch - C&J's Deli

Children's Isolation/PICU

3/23 Monday lunch - Harvest Bistro

3/25 Wednesday lunch - Bottle Hill Tavern

3/27 Friday lunch - C&J's Deli

You can learn more about this group and initiative by joining the Facebook page by clicking here.