Here at UMC, we are passionate about caring for our community in many ways! Thanks to the amazing staff, UMC EMS delivered 120 food bags to students at Brown Elementary to ensure they and their family are taken care of over the winter break.
Almost 97% of the students at Brown Elementary live-in poverty, many of the students being food insecure. For the past 13 years, UMC employees have donated money or items for food bags. Each one contains: peanut butter, jelly, a box of Capri-Sun drinks, vienna sausage, Christmas treats, breakfast cereal, snack items, fruit cups, chips, and other miscellaneous food items. Each bag costs approximately $35 and will feed a child for the weeks of Winter Break. Additionally, this year, UMC employees donated plush animals and hats and gloves to include in the food bags.
UMC sponsors Brown Elementary, through the Partners in Education program.
“UMC is committed to our promise: Our Passion is You, and that extends well beyond patient care,” said Kristi Ward, UMC Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, who coordinates UMC’s Partners in Education program efforts. “We’re a part of this community. It’s important for us to be able to reach out and help those in this community, and this is a way for our employees to give back and be a part of that.”
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this possible! It starts with YOU!