Memorial Health System Raises $68,519.69, A Personal Best, for Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023


Media Contact:
Jennifer Offenberger, Associate Vice President, Service Excellence:
Phone: (740) 374-1797

Memorial Health System is proud to announce that during this year’s Month of Giving supporting Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV), we have successfully raised $68,519.69 with the generous donations and fundraising efforts
throughout the month of March. This total purchases over 18,000 boxes of food at our local food pantries, which equals to 648,000 meals!

“I am so proud of the Memorial Health System for always pulling together to support Hunger Solutions,” says DeeAnn Gehlauf, President of Hunger Solutions MOV and Memorial Health System Vice President, Business & Organization Development. “This year, we knocked it out of the park by surpassing our goal and surpassing what we raised last year. I want to thank all the employees who participated in the events we held during the month to raise these funds.”

Last year’s Month of Giving, held throughout the month of June, Memorial Health System beat our initial goal of raising $50,000, and instead raised a total of $54,164.24. We’re proud that this year, we have exceeded even our own expectations with a total of $68,519.69! We cannot thank our teams within the health system enough for their dedication and care to donate fun and
unique baskets for raffle, baked goods, or even vacation days to contribute to the cause.

“Hunger Solutions is very important to raise money for food pantries and nutritional education to help many families in the community,” says Cindy Hall, Volunteer Services/Event Coordinator. “I am beyond thrilled of how much we raised this year for Hunger Solutions. It was amazing how excited and supportive the employees were when we had the different activities to raise money such as bake sales, a Whit’s frozen custard bar, a 50/50 raffle, and basket raffles. It was a win,

Hunger Solutions was established in 2012 when Peoples Bank, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta College, and the law firm of Bricker & Eckler partnered together to create a community-based collaborative plan to raise awareness and help eliminate hunger throughout the region. Hunger Solutions supports fighting hunger for all who are experiencing food scarcity in our area.


Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit regional health system led by a volunteer board of community members. We are committed to providing health care services that meet the needs of our region with expertise, compassion, and convenient access. We offer a network of locations and specialties provided by over 3,000 valued team members, including three hospitals, outpatient service sites, provider clinics, and a virtual urgent care app – MemorialCareNow. With us you can expect more when it comes to quality care and service with a focus on medical education and community service, while being fully invested in the most advanced technologies and treatments.