I've mentioned before how I have a friend who is very, very sick. They moved her to a farther away hospital because the hospital she was at said they couldn't do the surgery she needed. Just when she thought she would be able to get surgery in the next day or two, she had a major set back. It's not looking good at all.
Her family is under a lot of stress. My friend is only 38. Her dad doesn't work because he's been taking care of her. Her mom hasn't been able to work for the last week or more since they've been at the hospital with their daughter. Money is beyond tight for them.
My mom and I gave them a Giant Eagle gift card last week so they could purchase food or gas. Then my mom took them a subway gift card so they could buy some food. Turns out the hospital subway won't accept gift cards. So stupid. I'm going to try to visit them tonight as my friend is asking to see me. I think she is ready to let go. She's been fighting for her life for so long and is in so much pain.
So, I need some ideas of things I can take her parents to eat and drink at the hospital but that don't require refrigeration. I know the room she is in now is tiny. I don't want to just give them money because the cost of the food at this hospital is really expensive. I figure I can provide a lot more food for them if I buy it at Aldi and take it to them.
I'm thinking stuff like chips, fruit, crackers, etc. But I can't think of any meal foods that don't require refrigeration. Maybe I could take a small cooler and buy some lunch meat and cheese for them to make sandwiches. Any ideas?