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HCA Florida Blake Hospital donates $10,000 to support Meals on Wheels PLUS

HCA Florida Blake Hospital is proud to announce a $10,000 donation made to Meals on Wheels PLUS to support The Food Bank of Manatee program.

December 07, 2023
HCA Florida Blake Hospital donates $10,000 to support Meals on Wheels PLUS.

Bradenton, Fla. — HCA Florida Blake Hospital is proud to announce a $10,000 donation made to Meals on Wheels PLUS to support The Food Bank of Manatee program. This contribution underscores HCA Florida Healthcare’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote the health and vitality of the local community.

HCA Florida Blake Hospital recognizes the impact of food insecurity on the health and well-being of individuals and families. Meals on Wheels PLUS is renowned for its work in providing nutritious meals to seniors and individuals facing challenges accessing proper nutrition. The Manatee County Food Bank program, an integral part of this effort, helps alleviate hunger and improve the overall health of residents in the Manatee County community.

Commenting on the donation, HCA Florida Blake Hospital CEO Steve Young stated, "At Blake Hospital, we believe in the power of giving back to the community we serve. We understand that access to nutritious food is a fundamental building block for good health. This donation to the Food Bank of Manatee is our way of supporting those in need and fostering a healthier, more resilient community. We are proud to stand alongside Meals on Wheels PLUS in their mission to make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors."

The $10,000 donation will be used to further Manatee County Food Bank's initiatives, ensuring that they can continue to provide essential services to those facing hunger in the community. “We are grateful for the continued support from HCA Florida Blake Hospital for The Food Bank of Manatee. Their food drives and annual sponsorship help us to feed babies, children, families and seniors in need in Manatee County,” said Maribeth Phillips, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Throughout the month of November, caregivers at HCA Florida Blake Hospital donated canned food and non-perishable items as part of HCA Healthcare’s nationwide Healthy Foods for Healthier Tomorrows initiative. Last year, HCA Healthcare colleagues across the country provided 878,000 nutritious meals for local food banks by donating food or making financial contributions.

Published:
December 07, 2023
Location:
HCA Florida Blake Hospital

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