Mercy collects 1,399 pounds of food, makes matching donation to food bank

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Mercy Hospital Cassville administration recently completed a six-week employee food drive and was able to donate a check for $279.90 to the Cassville Community Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church. The donation amount was based on Mercy agreeing to donate 20 cents per pound of food collected to the pantry. At the completion of the drive, 1,399.5 pounds of food was collected to help assist local families with hunger, including canned goods, juices, milk, cereals, hamburger helper, meals, fresh produce and frozen foods. A drive was also held by employees at the Aurora campus. In line with its corporate values of giving and demonstrating Christ-like love, Mercy regularly contributes to local causes to help members of its community. Its specific focus for the food drive was to support local families and children over the summer with meals while school was out of session. Pictured in front row, from left, are: Nicki Gamett, Mercy executive director of operations; Stephanie Clymer, Mercy materials management supply chain technician; Janet Mills, director of the food pantry; Fred Spencer, Mercy maintenance technician; and Sid Allsbury, Mercy chaplain. Back row: Andy Lambel, pastor at the United Methodist Church of Cassville; George Roden, Mercy director of operations; Doug Stoemel, Mercy administrator; and Stan Small, Mercy maintenance technician. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

The Mercy Hospital Cassville administration recently completed a six-week employee food drive and was able to donate a check for $279.90 to the Cassville Community Food Pantry at Cassville United Methodist Church.