Food Drive To Benefit Hoosier Hills Food Bank

by Staff on July 30, 2011

in Local

Throughout the month of August, staff members from the VistaCare Hospice office in Jeffersonville will be blanketing Bedford and the surrounding cities, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank as part of the company’s 7th annual food drive.

Employees at VistaCare’s Jeffersonville office — and their counterparts around the country — are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their communities and will collect their “harvest” throughout the entire month of August. Their goal is to beat last year’s “yield” of more than 166,000 pounds of goods — a national record — for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face rising demand and a chronic lack of necessary supplies due to the economy and global food shortages,” said Bernie Zucker, VistaCare Hospice’s Jeffersonville, Indiana, Executive Director. “We also know that proper nutrition is important for the well-being of the people that we serve. In these especially hard economic times, more people are at risk for poor nutrition and hunger. We look forward to working with many area health organizations, and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”

For more information, contact Bernie Zucker at 812-284-2600.

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