Food Donation and Delivery Guidelines

When donating food to the hospital or ordering food for delivery to the hospital, please follow these guidelines. Thank you for your generous support!

Dear Whidbey Island Community,

Our healthcare team is deeply grateful for the extraordinary outpouring of support that continues from all of you. This notice is to help our team manage the FOOD DONATIONS that are welcome, but which need to be managed for safety and efficiency of delivery. For any and all donations of food, please follow the guidelines listed here:

  1. Before donating food, please contact our food services manager, Conor O'Brien at obrienc@whidbeyhealth.org at least one day in advance of delivery.
  2. All donated food must come from a commercial kitchen only. We appreciate our talented home-kitchen cooks and bakers, but we are required to follow state food-handling guidelines for acceptance of food donations. (Please avoid sending food/beverages that require temperature control, such as ice cream, etc.)
  3. Food & Nutrition Personnel will receive the approved donations via our West Wind Cafe Loading Dock doors, and deliver to the designated area as per our catering delivery protocols. Enter through the second driveway at hospital main entrance at 101 N. Main Street, and follow it to the back of the hospital near the courtyard. The loading dock doors are to the right of the courtyard behind the cafe. 
  4. On the outside packaging, please include a description of the food items, the amount being delivered and contact information of the restaurant making the delivery.
  5. The items will be delivered on a rotating basis to each of the departments in the hospital.
  6. Our West Wind Café is also available to deliver food to our team. See its catering menu at West Wind Cafe catering menu.
  7. Finally, thank you for your deep kindness in wanting to support our healthcare team. It is very much appreciated by all of us.

 

Dear WhidbeyHealth Team,

Your generous support of our local restaurants during this COVID-19 outbreak is greatly appreciated by our community. Thank you for wanting to order food from local businesses while at the hospital. However, we can no longer allow food deliveries to come through the hospital’s front entrance due to the hazards of accepting food deliveries, while also managing the screening process for our patients and keeping everyone safe and healthy. For any and all orders of food delivered to the hospital for our employees, please follow the guidelines listed here:

  1. Before ordering food, please contact our food services manager, Conor O'Brien at obrienc@whidbeyhealth.org at least one day in advance of delivery.
  2. Food & Nutrition Personnel will receive the approved donations via our West Wind Cafe Loading Dock doors, and deliver to the designated area as per our catering delivery protocols. Please direct delivery drivers to enter through the second driveway at hospital main entrance at 101 N. Main Street, and follow it to the back of the hospital near the courtyard. The loading dock doors are to the right of the courtyard behind the cafe. 
  3. Please direct the restaurant to label the delivery clearly with the name and department of the person receiving the food.
  4. Thank you for supporting our community restaurants, while also keeping our patients and staff safe.