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Memorial Health System's Annual Month of Giving Raises Over $65,000 to Support Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Memorial Health System (MHS) is a proud founding member of Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley, a not-for-profit focused on raising awareness and helping eliminate hunger in the Mid-Ohio Valley. With an estimated 7,960 food-insecure people living in Washington County and 1,900 of those individuals being children, the need for Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley could not be greater.

In support of Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley, Memorial Health System hosted a variety of internal and external fundraisers during our annual Month of Giving this past March. With 100% of the proceeds from the Month of Giving going towards Hunger Solutions, MHS team members donated 38 baskets valued at a total of $12,577 for a basket raffle, purchased 50/50 tickets, enjoyed cold treats from Whit’s Frozen Custard, snacked on baked goods from weekly bake sales, purchased Easter eggs and pies, and even volunteered to donate paid time off (PTO). Through Hunger Solutions, those donations will in turn support local causes fighting food insecurity such as local food pantries, Southeast Ohio and Mountaineer Food Banks, Go Packs, Junior Farmers Market, Community Food Initiatives, and many more! 

“Every year, I am amazed at the outpouring of support from our MHS family to support Hunger Solutions,” shares DeeAnn Gehlauf, Memorial Health System’s Vice President of Business and Organization Development, President of Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley. “But I shouldn’t be surprised because that is the heart of community-based healthcare. We truly care about the people we serve, and we understand the impact of food insecurity on our community, which makes it easy to support this cause.”

This year, the organization set a goal to raise $65,000, and the MHS community rose to the challenge and raised a grand total of $66,472.83! To put this accomplishment into perspective, this total could purchase 18,465 boxes of food to support our local food pantries, equaling 664,728 meals for those in need.

 

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