Crozer Nurses Donate Nearly 380 Meals for Philabundanc
During February, nurses represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) at Crozer-Chester Medical Center came together and collected 378 pounds of dry food and canned goods for Philabundance. The food donated will provide nearly 380 meals to people in need in the Delaware Valley, including Chester in order to help keep food on the table during these long winter months.
“As union nurses, we believe that the care we give our patients should extend beyond the bedside,” said Bobbi McClay, SPU nurse and president of the PASNAP local. “We were proud to partner with Philabundance in order to further serve our community.”
“We are giving now and we will give again soon, because we want to remind our neighbors in Chester and the Delaware Valley that we are there for them,” said Andrea Carr, a nurse from 2 North, who collected the most food out of the group.
Philabundance reduces hunger and food insecurity in the Delaware Valley by providing food access to people in need in partnership with organizations and individuals. Throughout 2014, Philabundance is celebrating their 30th anniversary of fighting hunger in the Delaware Valley. There are more than 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley who are at risk for chronic hunger and malnutrition. In 2013, Philabundance distributed nearly 30.1 million pounds of food.
Philabundance provides a full plate of services through neighborhood distribution programs and a network of close to 500 member agencies in 9 counties. Philabundance serves approximately 72,000 people per week at a cost of 50 cents per meal. For more information about Philabundance, visit www.philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please call Philabundance’s Food Help Line, 800-319-Food (3663).