Have you ever heard the word nosh? According to certified Jewish mother Jill Zarin, a nosh is a snack. Zarin, an original cast member of the Real Housewives of New York, said that Jewish mothers constantly think of taking care of people. So when COVID-19 hit, she wanted to reach out and help the health care workers on the frontline. Zarin and her daughter created Noshes for Nurses, a project to provide meals to those people diligently working in hospitals. She chats with Bold TV about the importance of giving noshes to the frontline workers.
Doing their part to relieve pressure
The health care system has been tested since the pandemic arose. Health care workers dress in full personal protection equipment (PPE). Where patients sometimes have visitors in their rooms to watch over them, now visitors aren’t allowed. Nurses have to be on-call if patients need anything at all. So Noshes for Nurses is a gift to these workers who are constantly under pressure. Meals are one less worry. The organization raised $55,000 via Go Fund Me. Zarin’s daughter provides food for three to five hospitals a day for eight weeks. They hope to continue raising funds so the donations can continue.
Making masks to donate to frontline
The pandemic also caused a rise in the demand for masks. Zarin’s daughter is tie-dying masks as a “buy one, give one” project. If you buy a mask, they donate one to a frontline health care worker. This endeavor spread out of compassion for people and a desire to help. It’s just one example of people rising to the occasion during the pandemic. They say that many times, people start campaigns like this but don’t have the funds to continue their mission. To learn more about Noshes for Nurses and how to support their cause, check out the full interview!