Nina Ng is the assistant director of nursing at Syosset Hospital.READ MORE: Photos Of Lunches Served At Paterson Schools Show Mystery Meats, Puny Portions
She says a volunteer trip to Haiti in 2012 changed her life when she connected with an orphanage on the island.
Ng is planning a trip to Haiti within the next several weeks, and she’s bringing food for the children.READ MORE: Controversial Congestion Pricing Could Cost $9-$35 Per Trip Into Manhattan Depending On E-ZPass Ownership, Many Other Factors
She says the orphans usually eat carbohydrates like rice, cereal and pasta to make them feel full.
“The fact that they lack certain nutrition stunts their growth, so what we are trying to provide for them is a more steady influx of fruits, vegetables and meats so that they can grow like healthy children,” Ng said.
She’s also arranging shipments of food for the orphans.MORE NEWS: New York Preparing For Potential Staffing Disruptions As Vaccine Deadline Approaches For Health Care Workers
A GoFundMe has been set up to support her: gofundme.com/f/passionprojecthaiti