Melania Trump Donates 150 Boxed Lunches to Maryland Children's Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
First Lady Melania Trump is doing her bit to assist those in need amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. She recently donated a much-needed item to a children’s hospital.
According to Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s spokesperson, the first lady donated 150 boxed lunches on May 5, 2020. The meals were given to the patients and staff of the Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health.
First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait at the White House on April 3, 2017, in Washington, DC. | Photo: The White House/Getty Images
MEALS DELIVERED SAFELY
She revealed how the first lady was continuing to “reach out to people in a variety of ways” as we navigate these difficult times. Trump also made sure to adhere to social distancing guidelines when delivering the items, according to Grisham.
People at the hospital were protected by having the meals sent “securely with a contact-free delivery.” Before sending food to the hospital, Trump also donated lunches to Trader Joe’s staff.
DONATING “BE BEST” PACKAGES
She’s also given out free “Be Best” packages to patients and staff at hospitals around the country. Last Thursday, her “Be Best” initiative celebrated its second anniversary.
TRUMP’S “BE BEST” CAMPAIGN
The initiative focuses on the wellbeing of children, including fighting against cyberbullying and combating opioid abuse. When the annual White House Easter Egg roll was canceled because of the pandemic, Trump found a way to make the day special for children across the nation.
READING FOR THE KIDS
She remotely read the children’s book, “The Little Rabbit,” online on Easter Sunday. The video was shared on social media platforms including her official Twitter account and YouTube.
DONATING CARE PACKAGES
In April 2020, the first lady sent care packages to hospitals in ten states that were hit hardest with cases of the coronavirus. The packages were given to the medical workers and children at the hospitals.
STATES THAT RECEIVED PACKAGES
New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Delaware, Nevada, and the District of Columbia, were the fortunate recipients. The packages included items like blankets and caps, as well as gifts for children.
WHAT THE PACKAGES INCLUDED
The children received pencils, stickers, backpacks, books, and games that featured the emblem of the “Be Best” campaign. Her initiative was officially started on May 7, 2018.
It was announced during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden.