Coronavirus Updates & Hospital Visitor Policy

Pandemic Food Response and Donations

COVID-19 is a stressor for MUSC care team members and their families for many reasons. Some are facing challenges to obtaining adequate nutritious food due to reduced or lost income, increased expenses or an increased workload resulting in less time for shopping or cooking. As we partner with individuals, organizations and businesses, we must also be careful to observe social distancing, MUSC visitor restrictions, safety guidelines and other best practices.

Below are several ways community members may support our current and former MUSC employees, as well as ways employees may support one another or receive assistance from private donations.

Complete this survey and a member of the Office of Health Promotion will be in contact with you to complete arrangements. Donations must be approved by a member of the Office of Health Promotion before being made.

Complete this survey and a member of the Office of Health Promotion will be in contact with you to complete arrangements.

All financial donations are being processed by the MUSC Foundation. Online donations are preferred, though mailed donations are also accepted. These funds will be used to purchase shelf-stable groceries for the pantry project.

Gift card donations may be made to non-specialty chain stores selling groceries. Upon purchasing, gift cards may be delivered to Debbie Petitpain at MUSC Dental Clinic patient drop-off loop at 29 Bee Street- Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. or Thursday, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This is a minimal contact exchange.

If this is not feasible, please consider donating to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

At this time, shelf-stable bags supplied from private donations are provided for the children of MUSC care team members. Children do not need present to receive food bags. In the future, funding dependent, this may be expanded to serve care team members, too.

The pantry project supplies bags of shelf-stable food for the children of MUSC employees. If you would like to donate nutritious shelf-stable food (e.g., canned beans, canned vegetables, fruit canned in 100% juice, whole grains), please drop them off at the drive through in front of the MUSC Dental Clinic at 29 Bee Street on Thursday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

If this is not feasible, please consider donating to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

If you are a business or organization looking to make a bulk donation, please complete this form and select “customized offering”. A member of the Office of Health Promotion will be in contact with you.

When meals have been donated, the designated department will be emailed or an email will be sent to all health care team members.

MUSC Health care team members may also receive pre-packaged bags of shelf-stable food for their children. Learn more about eligibility and availability here (PDF).

Units or departments may be identified for consideration of food support, and current MUSC employees or those impacted by temporary layoffs may request support by completing this form. Any individuals requesting support may remain anonymous. If you know someone who would benefit that does not have access to MUSC email, please share the form or have them contact Dr. Susan Johnson, MUSC Director of Health Promotion.