Donations of Food, Beverages and Food Gift Cards

With all the unknown factors and uncertainties caused by COVID-19, sometimes the simplest of things – like a good meal or a satisfying snack – can provide comfort and solace. This is especially true for our healthcare workers and frontline staff who are working long shifts under unusual and stressful conditions as they provide remarkable care to our patients.

UW Health is accepting donations to help keep our hospital and ambulatory clinic faculty and staff nourished and hydrated so they can continue to provide remarkable care.  

If you are interested in helping our hospital and ambulatory clinic faculty and staff stay nourished and hydrated, you can:

Donate Food from a Local Company or Restaurant

  • Visit the Meal Train website to arrange to purchase food of your choice, and have it prepared and delivered from a local restaurant or company 
    • Find a date, shift, and location where you would like food to be delivered. Click on “volunteer for this.”
    • Contact a vendor of your choice (local restaurant or catering company) to prepare the food.
    • The vendor will deliver food to the drop-off location (see below)
    • Culinary Services staff will accept and distribute food to employees.

Requirements for Food Donations

  • Food must be prepared by restaurants or catering services who prepare food professionally and abide by safe food handling practices.
  • Food must be wrapped individually or portioned as a single serving item.

Drop-off location for food donations (for restaurants and caters)

  • University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital, 600 Highland Ave.: Atrium Entrance (View map)
  • UW Health at The American Center, 4602 Eastpark Blvd.: Staff Parking Lot Entrance (View map)

Donate Restaurant Gift Cards

Drop-off location for Restaurant Gift Cards

  • UW Health 20 S. Park Clinic (North Building), 20 S. Park St.
  • Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

Please enter the parking lot via the Brooks Street entrance. Look for signs and/or a UW Health vehicle in the parking lot (View map)

Mailing Address for Gift Card Donations

Guest Services – COVID Donations
Attention: Shawn Arneson
600 Highland Ave., G7/222
Madison WI 53792-2418

Donate Snacks and Beverages

  • Shelf-stable, individually wrapped, ready-to-eat snack items in unopened boxes or cases
  • Due to storage constraints, a case is the minimum beverage donation
  • Donations must follow the UW Health Food and Beverage policy
    • Regular soda, regular energy drinks, or fruit flavored beverages that are sweetened with sugar cannot be accepted

Drop-off Donations of Snack and Beverages

  • UW Health 20 S. Park Clinic (North Building), 20 S. Park St.
  • Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

Please enter the parking lot via the Brooks Street entrance. Look for signs and/or a UW Health vehicle in the parking lot (View map)

Mailing Address for Snacks and Beverages

Culinary Services – COVID Donations
Attention: Megan Waltz
600 Highland Ave., F4/120
Madison, WI 53792-1510