Provided/Lucy the Elephant delivered meals to medical staffers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

MARGATE – An elephant never forgets, especially to say “thank you” to those who are serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – the doctors, nurses and medical support staff at Atlantic County hosptials.

The Save Lucy Committee, which this year is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lucy’s historic move to her current location on Decatur Avenue and the beach, was able to provide meals for the area’s hospital employees during the unprecedented crisis.

On Friday, April 10, Lucy’s committee provided 60 dinners to Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. On Saturday, April 11, Margate’s most precious pachyderm provided 60 dinners to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus in Galloway Township. And on Monday April 13, Lucy provided lunch for another 60 staffers at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Campus in Atlantic City.

Of course, Lucy couldn’t pass on the opportunity to make a few children a bit happier, too, so she sent Lucy the Elephant plush toys to the children who are patients at Shore and AtlantiCare.

Lucy gave a shout-out to Dino’s of Margate, who catered the meals for those who are literally putting their lives on the line every day to protect the rest of us.

“Elephants never forget and neither will we,” said Lucy.


Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.