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PALM COAST, Fla., November 23, 2016 — From Oct. 17 to Nov. 15, Florida Hospital Flagler employees donated food to support a local food pantry.
An estimated $2,500 worth of food was donated and packed in 20 large boxes to be transported to Access Flagler First, the largest food distribution for underprivileged families in Flagler County.
“There is a real need in our community and many families struggle with hunger,” said Florida Hospital Flagler Chaplain Eddie Goncalves. “Our employees donated nonperishable foods like canned soup, fruits and vegetables, as well as pasta, rice, and so much more. To see their outpouring of support for their neighbors, it truly touches the heart.”
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler 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 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler 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 Flagler, visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
From left to right: Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation executive director John Subers, Florida Hospital Flagler Chaplain Eddie Goncalves, Access Flagler First program coordinator Pastor Charles Silano, Florida Hospital Flagler volunteer Nancy Morreale, and Florida Hospital Flagler Chaplain Ney Ramirez.