Help Med Staff And The Economy

One Snack At A Time

Giving Back To The Community During COVID-19

Operations Summary

As local economies begin to open up, Snacks For Med Staff decided to stop our fundraising efforts and operations as of May 30th, 2020. We would like to thank everyone who has supported this campaign. With your help, we donated 3,279 meals to 23 hospitals in 5 different states in the past three months. Since all operations are run by 5 Rice student volunteers, 100% of the donations were used to support small business and front-line healthcare workers. All of our spending details can be found on our Progress page.

We have witnessed, received, and spread so much love in the past three months! Our hearts are full of hope and gratitude. We will carry them with us to continue spreading positivity in our communities in other ways. Remember, no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.♥

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Special Thanks to Major Donors

The true heroes that made this possible were our donors, not us. We appreciate all donors and want to take a moment to recognize our major donors listed below for their generosity and benevolence. You helped to put so many smiles on healthcare workers and small business owners’ faces during their most difficult times.

Note: Many donors chose to remain anonymous so their names are not on the list.

Hall Of Fame Donation
Mr. Fox $1,250
Nick Gruy $600
Ashley Miller $500
Collin Loewen $500
Honors Club Donation
Rice Business Distilled Spirits Society $300
Avilo Oliva $300
Alok Kulkarni $250
Barbara Ostdiek $250
Joel Simmons $250
Casey Briseno $250
Hive Five List Donation
James Harcourt $200
Bob Dimon $200
Rice Business Energy Association $200
Vicki Deeb $200
Skye Chao $200
Amanda Malinoff $200
Nadia Deeb-Newton $200
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Owl Mask Summary

We sold 128 owl masks and used the profit from mask sale to purchase and donate 28 masks to our restaurant partners and Montgomery County Women’s Center.

How Can You Contribute?

1. Donate to our #SnacksForMedStaff GoFundMe campaign.

2. Share our campaign within your social network.

3. Recommend a Hospital for us to start helping.

4. Use hashtag #SnacksForMedStaff to help raise awareness and follow us on Instagram @SnacksForMedStaff.

Many medical staff are working overtime without enough protection equipment. Many local restaurants are struggling to keep doors open.

Join us to make a tangible difference for them during this difficult time!

Why Are We Raising Funds?

Our campaign has the dual goals of supporting small business owners and boosting the morale of medical staff who are treating COVID19 patients on the front lines. We use the funds to purchase food and energy drinks for medical staff and purchase them from small local businesses as they are at risk of shutdown due to quarantine guidelines in place.

How Do We Do It?

We have restaurant partners in most of our cities whom are small business owners that we team up with to serve medical staff their meals. We use the donation money and coordinate the schedules. In the Houston area, we have hired our MBA catering staff to do the deliveries themselves.

Current Global COVID‑19 Status

Dashboard courtesy of Johns Hopkins.

Selected Hospital Feedback

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Houston Methodist (Texas)

"They were very touched by your thoughtful donation and that it came at the perfect time of day when needed a pick me up. They also stated that getting those snacks let them know that others are thinking of them at this very difficult time and that really is a morale booster which is what they really need right now."

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Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New York)

"Thank you so much for the food and coffee! It really took our nurses by surprise and one of them teared up when she saw the notes along with the food delivery. We are working around the clock to treat a huge influx of patients every day and it is really nice to not have to worry about packing lunch."

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DMC Sinai Grace Hospital (Michigan)

“That is so incredibly nice of you to send the food package! It makes us feel like we are not alone in this fight against COVID-19. Thank you so much!"

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Lyndon B Johnson Hospital (Texas)

"Thank you all so much! We have been getting murdered at work everyday and little gestures like this mean so much to us. Thanks again. Stay safe and inside."

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Ben Taub Hospital (Texas)

“I want to thank you for the lunch you provided the Baylor Anesthesia Department at Ben Taub yesterday. Gestures like this are heartwarming and I appreciate that you and others went to the effort to do this. I imagine you are busy people yet you found time to do this for us anyway. You and your colleagues are clearly generous people. Thank you so much for thinking of us."

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions not addressed here? Please contact us at

Yes! As long as you have a contact you can provide us with (so we can ensure the food / supplies get to the staff).
We send food daily to several hospitals on our list and rotate them each day to ensure everyone receives snacks. Each hospital is receiving roughly one delivery a week. We would LOVE to send it 2 or even 3 times a week and will be able to if we can increase our donations.
Of course! Just keep in mind, we will need them to be within the vicinity of the hospital and they need to be accessible via DoorDash or a local delivery partner. In the Houston area, we've partnered with Elite Events Houston, which is a small catering business.

If your recommendation is not accessible by a delivery partner and you are passionate about giving them business, you can reach out to us directly and we can set something up as long as you’re willing to be the food delivery volunteer.

Share our GoFundMe and hashtag #SnacksForMedStaff on your social media, with friends, and with family. The more people who know, the more good we can do.

We are a registered non-profit organization in the State of Texas. If you need more information on this piece, simply email us at

Please let us know via a post to our GoFundMe page or you can email us at and we will honor your request. The only condition is if you request a hospital that is not one we currently serve, we will need you to provide us with a contact.