“This is by far the most we have collected in the 10 years we have been coordinating this event,” said Farzad Nourian, Chaplain at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. “There is an increased number of residents who have lost their jobs and we are so proud of our employees and the local organizations who donated food to help our local neighbors in-need. It’s our mission at Florida Hospital to give as generously as we’re able to ensure that our community doesn’t go hungry.”
Charities who benefitted from the collected items include: Second Harvest Food Bank, the Jewish Federation, Halifax Urban Ministries, and the Seventh Day Adventist Pantry. In addition, donations will be given to a number of staff members and their families who are in need.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is part of the Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler nonprofit hospital system with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. In 2010, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler collectively contributed more than $107 million in benefits to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.
Photo Caption: Michelle Newell, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Business Development Manager, helps Gloria Max, Executive Director of the Jerry Doliner Food Bank of the Council of Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, and two of their volunteers load up some of the donations they received from the hospital’s annual food drive.
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Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is a nonprofit with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. With five hospitals, Florida Hospital is the largest hospital system in Volusia and Flagler counties, caring for nearly 650,000 patients every year.