Paper checks may be made out to: Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation
 Include in note: Donation Team Riverhead BID
Mailed to: Riverhead BID 200 Howell Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901

1,490 Active On-Campus Frontline Employees x (1) $50.00 Gift Card to Each Employee = $74,500 Goal

‘Double Donation’ Community Kitchen Program


The Riverhead Business Improvement District [Riverhead BID] is sponsoring this double-impact fundraiser aimed to assist hospital workers fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, and to support the work and livelihood of downtown restaurants that are struggling to stay open amid the nationwide ‘shelter-in place’ order. 

The plan: buy gift cards from eateries in downtown Riverhead, then distribute the cards to employees at Peconic Bay Medical Center, Northwell Health. The gift card donation will allow all essential staff working all shifts and departments at the hospital campus to obtain take out meals for their families from participating Riverhead restaurants.

As hospital employees and volunteers become inundated with patients seeking medical attention, they continue to work long hours outside the comfort of their homes and far away from their loved ones. The downtown district is working collectively to feed healthcare providers, boost their morale and continue moving our local economy to whatever degree we can achieve.  

Donations will be used to purchase gift cards to Riverhead restaurants, food, and beverage establishments for distribution to healthcare staff. 

Public donations are being recruited to fund the meal program. 100% of your donation goes directly to local restaurants feeding front-line workers. Volunteers take no administrative fee and this crowd-funding program has been set up directly through Northwell Health, eliminating processing fees normally collected by for-profit online donation companies. 

With every $5,000.00 raised, the BID will purchase one hundred $50.00 gift cards from various downtown eateries. The gift cards will then be distributed by PBMC through a raffle system - every active employee of the hospital will be included in the raffle, from ICU to medical records, maintenance etc.

Amplifying the fundraiser, the Richard and Mary Morrison Foundation have generously contributed the first $5,000 to the program. We extend a huge THANK YOU for your communal support! 

Participants can go to Facebook, create a thank you video for an essential worker, then use #essentiallove & #thankyoufrontline and tag the Richard & Mary Morrison Foundation. The Foundation will then donate a $1 to the gift card program for every video up to $5,000.

Gift cards will be purchased from the following eateries located in the Downtown Riverhead BID District: The Preston House, Jerry and the Mermaid, Michelangelo, Goldberg's Bagels, Taqueria Cielito Lindo, Shadees Jamaican Takeout, Sunny's Diner & Grill, Diggers Ales n’ Eats, Dark Horse Restaurant, Cucina 25, River Walk Bar & Grille, Perabell Food Bar, Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar, Cliff’s Rendezvous, Star Confectionary, Taco Bout It, Goldbergs.

With your help, these efforts will allow local restaurants to continue business as a 'community kitchen' while nourishing the needs of health care workers and their loved ones in a bigger way.

Paper checks may be made out to: Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation
Include in note: Donation Team Riverhead BID
Mailed to: Riverhead BID 200 Howell Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901


Questions and feedback may be emailed to  [email protected]  
More information about the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association may be found at 

The mission of the Riverhead Business Improvement District (BID) is to expand sustainable economic activity in historic downtown Riverhead, create and expand business, and develop jobs for community residents. RiverheadBID [] is a non-profit special tax district management association fostering downtown revitalization and economic development. For more information call 631.440.1350 or email [email protected] f./ @downtownriverheadbid i./ @downtownriverhead


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