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ORANGE CITY, Fla., November 30, 2016 – On Nov. 18, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to the Community Life Center in Deltona.
From Nov. 3 – 18, employees made personal contributions to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
“Every year we host a food drive for Thanksgiving to aid a local food pantry in providing food for the poor, underserved, and fixed income community,” said Art Bakewell, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial director of pastoral care. “These donations help provide healthy and balanced nutrition to the financially distressed families, underserved, and seniors on fixed incomes who live in our community.”
The Community Life Center is a charitable nonprofit organization that gives food and other resources to families experiencing financial hardships.
“It is such a blessing to have been the recipient of such bounty,” said Norma Walter, Community Life Center executive director. “We will now be able to feed our neighbors in need by Thanksgiving!”
The Community Life Center is located in Deltona at 1045 E. Normandy Blvd. It is open Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., as well as the second and third Friday of the month. To learn more, call (407) 324-1614.
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community’s overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.
On Nov. 18, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial donated more than 1,000 pounds of food to the Community Life Center in Deltona. From left to right: Art Bakewell, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial director of pastoral care, Norma Walter, Community Life Center executive director, and Beth Grant, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chaplain.