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Often, when somebody is having an anniversary, the customized is for them to obtain presents, not give them.
However St. Vincent’s Medical Middle in Bridgeport selected to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its acquisition by Hartford HealthCare — which occurred Thursday — by giving $50,000 to the Bishop Jean Williams Meals Pantry, additionally in Bridgeport.
The donation will assist to scale back meals insecurity, present nutritious meals and additional training about wholesome consuming, the group mentioned.
“We’re so grateful and so grateful,” mentioned Pastor Mary Inexperienced, of the Bishop Jean Williams Meals Pantry, throughout a press convention Thursday to announce the donation.
The pantry gives emergency meals to low-to-moderate households which can be meals insecure. Households are in a position to store on a weekly foundation. This system is a part of the Park Metropolis Initiative Corp., which helps households in want enhance their high quality of life.
Throughout Thursday’s occasion, leaders from St. Vincent’s and Hartford HealthCare spoke about how hospitals needs to be companions with their area people organizations to assist enhance the general well being of a area.
“It’s packages just like the Bishop Jean Williams meals pantry that make an amazing distinction to packages like ours,” mentioned Jeffrey A. Flaks, president and chief government officer of Hartford HealthCare.
Vincent DiBattista, Senior Vice President for Hartford HealthCare and President of the Fairfield Area, agreed. “None of us may be profitable except we’re nourishing the physique,” he mentioned.