Preston Memorial Hospital continues support for the Food for Preston Backpack Program

Posted Date: 8/22/2019
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On August 11, 2019, Preston Memorial Hospital Employees volunteered their time to help Food for Preston Unpack the Bus. For the event, volunteers unloaded and sorted donated food items that will be used for the Food for Preston Backpack Program. Enough supplies were collected to last the program 3 months. During the 2018-2019 school year, the Backpack Program provided weekend meals to over 360 students.

On August 20, 2019, Melissa Lockwood, PMH President & CEO, presented a check for $1000 to Tammy Laney, Coordinator of the Food for Preston Backpack Program, on behalf of PMH employees. In 2013, PMH administration proposed that employees donate money to Food for Preston’s Backpack Program in exchange for a gently used hospital computer.

“Employees love supporting the community through this cause and have given nearly $4,000 to the program to date,” said Lockwood. “Throughout the year, we do this computer donation program as well as many food drives to support Food for Preston.”

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