December 07, 2020
Dallas, TX – Medical City Healthcare held its inaugural “Healthier Tomorrows Food Drive” from November 13-23, collecting thousands of pounds of food for 13 local food banks and donating $10,000.
“We know that good nutrition is crucial to good health,” says Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Our ‘Healthier Tomorrows Food Drive’ is another important example of how our colleagues live out our mission to the care and improvement of human life every day.”
North Texas food banks and pantries have seen a significant increase in demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, often from residents who have never sought help before. Medical City colleagues were offered the opportunity to donate food at one of our hospitals or to make a financial contribution to help purchase perishable items such as milk, fruits and vegetables, which are needed for a balanced diet. Additionally, Medical City’s hospitals participated in a friendly competition to build food structures from some of the donated food. The winning entries earned cash grants for their food bank beneficiaries.
Beneficiaries of food and/or cash grants included the following:
- Christian Community Action – Lewisville, TX
- Community Enrichment Center – Fort Worth, TX
- Community Food Bank of Fort Worth – Fort Worth, TX
- Community Food Pantry of McKinney – McKinney, TX
- Community Storehouse – Fort Worth, TX
- Denton Community Food Center – Denton, TX
- Frisco Family Services – Frisco, TX
- Irving Cares – Irving, TX
- Mansfield Mission Center – Mansfield, TX
- North Texas Food Bank – Plano, TX
- Minnie’s Food Panty – Plano, TX
- Parker County Center of Hope – Weatherford, TX
- Tarrant Area Food Bank – Fort Worth, TX
The food drive complements Medical City Healthcare’s ongoing and award-winning kids teaching kids® program, which offers children and parents the knowledge and resources to change their eating habits for the better.