From Staff Reports
The North Texas Food Bank partnered with the First Choice Emergency Room back in June to host a summer food drive.
“We are thankful for First Choice Emergency Room’s support of our organization and community, especially as we head into summer,” Jan Pruitt, president and CEO, North Texas Food Bank said. “The North Texas Food Bank is pushing to fully fund our summer feeding programs which help children get the nutrition they need.”
The North Texas Food Bank is a non-profit hunger relief organization that provides the community with access to nearly 175,000 nutritious meals every day.
With the assistant of the citizens of Murphy, First Choice Emergency Room collected 1,000 pounds of food across all 22 Dallas-Fort Worth facilities.
The items were sent to the North Texas Food Bank and First Choice Emergency Room chipped in with a $1,000 donation.
That money will provide 6,000 meals to the local community.
“We are pleased to partner with the North Texas Food Bank and help feed hungry children and their families this summer, as we work to support the communities we serve, ” Thomas S. Hall, Chairman and CEO, Adeptus Health said. “With 22 facilities across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, our goal is to collect enough donations to keep the food bank stocked through the summer months.”
Historically, the summer months are the slowest times for food donations, but are the hungriest times of the year since school is no longer in session and children lose their access to daily breakfast.