Medical City Alliance Donates 840 Meals to Community Storehouse
Second annual “Heathy Food for Healthier Tomorrows” food drive provides meals
FORT WORTH— Thanks to the generosity of its healthcare heroes, Medical City Alliance collected 700 pounds of food for Community Storehouse as a result of its second “Healthy Food for Healthier Tomorrows” food drive. The contributions will provide more than 840 meals to hungry North Texas families.
“Our ‘Healthy Foods for Healthier Tomorrows’ food drive is another important example of how Medical City Alliance colleagues care for the community to improve more lives in more ways beyond the hospital walls,” says Glenn Wallace, Medical City Alliance CEO.
As the holidays approach and food prices continue to rise due to global supply chain challenges, many North Texans will struggle to put food on the table. One in six people in North Texas face food insecurity, according to the North Texas Food Bank.
In addition to the efforts of Medical City Alliance colleagues, hundreds of Medical City Healthcare colleagues from across North Texas donated food or made a financial contribution to help purchase perishable items such as milk, fruits and vegetables, during the food drive. Across Medical City Healthcare, donations generated 130,000 meals and contributed $32,500 to local area food pantries.
Additionally, Medical City Healthcare hospitals participated in a friendly and fun competition to build creative food sculptures from some of the donated canned food. Medical City Alliance’s entry won honorable mention, resulting in a $500 donation to Community Storehouse to provide much needed funding for holiday programs.
The food drive complements Medical City Healthcare’s award-winning kids teaching kids® program, which offers children and families nutrition education and resources to improve eating habits.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a 99-bed, acute care hospital serving Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. A Level III Trauma Center, the hospital offers comprehensive services including cardiovascular care, general and robotic surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, women’s services and a Level III neonatal ICU (NICU). “A” rated for safety and recipient of its “Top General Hospital” award by the Leapfrog Group, Medical City Alliance is a “green” facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.
Medical City Alliance is part of Medical City Healthcare.
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