Montserrat Alumna Cooking for Immunocompromised and Caregivers

April 23, 2020

Montserrat alumna Heather Bilek (née Counselman) graduated in ’05 with a concentration in Photography. Her latest project though has been cooking for immunocompromised neighbors and medical professionals in her home state of Delaware.

She’s even started a GoFundMe to raise money to buy the food.

“This campaign began simply enough on social media with a post on my local civic page to see if there were any neighbors in need of a solid meal who otherwise could not get out due to a number of restrictions. I cook quite often, posting regularly on my blog titled, “Good Sh*t”. I’ve always loved cooking for family and friends and knew there had to be others who could benefit from a hot, homemade meal. What started as a few elderly residents climbed to 15 individuals, spanning from families, individuals and healthcare workers. The total further rose to almost 30 with more healthcare workers requesting help. 

“My goal is to continue to utilize the skills I have to help feed those who need it most – the elderly, immune compromised and healthcare workers who stand at the forefront of this COVID19 fight.

“My goal remains to provide homemade meals 2-3 times a week with locally sourced, healthy ingredients to those who need it most. 100% of donations go directly to the purchases of foods to prepare meals and trays to transport and store them in. I genuinely and humbly appreciate all of your help and support and can’t to give hugs to everyone once this pandemic is over.”

Heather has already exceeded her initial fundraising goal but those wishing to help out can still donate.

Anyone interested in contributing to Heather’s GoFundMe can find it here, as well as her blog “Good Sh*t” which can be found here.