There are many initiatives that follow one another in these days and in these hours to face theCoronavirus emergency. In all Italy and in Lombardy in particular.
Each is doing its part in the sector in which it specializes.
Salt and pepper here he tells what is happening he is moving in the world of food (and not only), telling who is working to raise funds to buy respirators and support machinery and then support doctors, nurses and health facilities, to better treat the sick and limit the chances of contagion.
Donations – Donations of a few euros can also be made
There Lombardy region first he made available an iban (Lombardy Region-Coronavirus Emergency Support – IBAN IT76P0306909790100000300089 – BIC BCITITMN) to support the extraordinary purchase of materials such as masks, protective suits, disinfectants and medical instruments (All donations will be reported and made public to the end of this emergency).
Here the direct link to the Lombardy Region website
Here instead we point out other fundraisers, so that everyone can choose to directly support the reality they deem most appropriate:
INMI Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute of Infectious Diseases of Rome
Policlinico Gemelli in Rome
Polyclinic of Milan
San Raffaele of Milan
Pope John XXIII of Bergamo and also this Cesvi initiative for Bergamo.
Colleagues from the magazine At the table have launched a fundraiser to financially support the intensive care units of thePapa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo and ofSpallanzani Hospital in Rome, at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus. Many starred chefs have already joined: Chicco Cerea with his brother Bobo (Bergamo), Enrico Bartolini (Milan), Mauro Uliassi (Ancona), Giovanni Santini (Mantua), Umberto Bombana (Hong Kong) and Sandro Serva (Rieti) and association presidents like Rocco Pozzulo from Fic and Enrico Derflingher from Euro-Toques and Enrico Crippa. Here the direct link for those who want to make a donation.
There are also more recreational aids such asSandwich Academy who has suspended his activities, but thought of sharing the recipes to be made at home, with what is in the fridge of all of us.
long S has defined an action plan to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, including a donation of 2.5 million euros to hospitals and institutions involved in the front line in patient care and scientific research. Who is the owner of the Fidaty card, until March 31st can donate your Fidaty points: every 500 points, Esselunga will donate 5 euros to support healthcare facilities.
Still on the subject of donations there is the initiative Milan Keeps On Cooking, or "Milan continues to cook": it is a group of chefs who closed the business even before the Government ordinance, in the next few days they will propose video recipes to cook together with the public and has put on sale the Milano Keeps On aprons Cooking to donate the proceeds to the Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan (here the Instagram profile from which the initiative starts)
The Responsible Restaurateurs Committee is RistoratoreTop they give their contribution, especially by addressing professionals in the restaurant sector. In recent days, the Committee of Responsible Restaurateurs had launched a petition to propose the closure of all the premises (here) and, as does RestauratoreTop, now suggests resorting to delivery, i.e. the platforms to order dishes and menus online and receive them directly at home .
In addition, by direct contact with restaurateurs, they advise chefs and restaurants to entertain their customers by working on the company, publishing recipes or advice, but also to take advantage of this break to reorder menus, cookbooks and work organization in general. An invitation therefore to reflect, reorganize the work and rearrange the thoughts and then leave, when the time comes, stronger than ever.
by Barbara Roncarolo
March 12, 2020
opening photo of Sweetlouise