First Lady Melania Trump sent 150 boxed lunches to the Children’s Inn hospital in Maryland to “support those impacted by the effects” of the coronavirus, according to a statement released by her office Tuesday afternoon.
“First Lady Melania Trump donated 150 boxed lunches to the pat patients and staff of Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health,” Stephanie Grisham, the First Lady spokesperson said in a statement. “Supporting those impacted by the effects of COVID19 is something the First Lady cares deeply about, and as we navigate these unique times she will continue to reach out to people in a variety of ways.”
Grisham added that the meals were transported through “contact-free delivery” in order to “to protect everyone’s safety at the medical facility.”
The Children’s Inn is a nonprofit residential that creates a “Place Like Home’’ for families with seriously ill children participating in pediatric research studies at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. According to the Children’s Inn spokeswoman, several children have rare genetic diseases including sickle cell anemia, giant axonal neuropathy, and various other immunodeficiency diseases.
Melania, over the past three years has visited the children at The Inn on Valentine’s Day. In February, Melania spent her Valentine’s Day visiting with the children, spending time talking to each of the 10 children she met, while helping them decorate heart-shaped sugar cookies, creating paper maché heart decorations, and coloring Valentine day cards.
Last week, Melania sent care packages to hospital medical staff and children patients in 10 states that were the hardest hit by the coronavirus. Hospitals in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Delaware, Nevada, and the District of Columbia were sent the care packages. Children patients received gifts from the First Lady’s Be Best initiative containing blankets, caps, tote bags, pencils, backpacks, stickers, Dr. Seuss books, and games.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 1, 2020
She also showed her gratitude by delivering boxed lunches to staff at a D.C. Trader Joe’s store.