Crozer-Keystone Announces Annual Food Drive to Help Local Organizations That Could Use a Helping Hand

 

October 3, 2016 (Springfield, Pa) – Crozer-Keystone Health System employees have a long-standing tradition of helping their neighbors in need through numerous community outreach efforts, including the health system’s annual food drive. This year’s food drive is scheduled from Oct. 24 to Nov. 21. The Community Action Agency of Delaware County (CAADC) is the primary beneficiary for the food drive, and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Prospect Park is the beneficiary of the food drive at Taylor Hospital.

Members of the local community are invited to participate alongside Crozer-Keystone employees in this campaign by choosing from multiple drop-off locations within the health system. In addition, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has agreed to continue its participation with this campaign and will have a drop-off location inside the Chamber office, which is located at 1001 Baltimore Pike, Ste 9LL in Springfield. The CAADC has partnered with other community partners as well in Delaware County who have agreed to serve as drop-off locations, and these locations can be found at www.caadc.org.

For the Crozer-Keystone food drive from Oct. 24 to Nov. 21, food should be packaged in cans, boxes, or plastic bottles. Some examples include: canned fruit and vegetables, canned pasta, cereal, macaroni and cheese, bottled water, peanut butter/jelly (in plastic jars), pork and beans, soups, tuna fish and canned meats.

Drop-off bins are located within Crozer-Keystone at the following locations:

  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland: POB lobby, North Lobby, Tech Park; donations go to CAADC
  • Crozer-Keystone at Broomall, 30 Lawrence Road, Broomall: Inside Main Entrance, donations go to CAADC
  • Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, 300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills: Main lobby; donations go to CAADC
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital, 501 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill: Main lobby; donations go to CAADC
  • Springfield Hospital, 190 W. Sproul Road, Springfield: Main lobby, Healthplex, Corporate office at Pavilion II; donations go to CAADC
  • Taylor Hospital, 175 E. Chester Pike, Ridley Park: Next to the volunteer’s office on 1st floor; donations go to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

With more than 1,100 members the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce can accomplish collectively what no one business can do alone. The purpose of the Chamber is to assist local businesses by providing access to resources, contacts and business development tools that support and grow commerce in Delaware County.  Whether just starting a business or expanding a thriving company, members are provided with an abundance of business resources to get them on the pathway to success. Visit DelcoChamber.org for more information.

 

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)

They have been serving Delaware County’s economically disadvantaged residents since 1979. CAADC provides a variety of services and programs to support homeless and low-income families and individuals as they progress along the Continuum of Care towards self-sufficiency including: emergency shelter, housing assistance, employment and training initiatives, energy services and emergency food assistance. For more information, please visit www.caadc.org.

 

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Prospect Park

They strive to meet the needs of their fellow citizens living under the weight of poverty by providing nutritious food and a spirit of caring and compassion. In addition, they work to eradicate not only their hunger, but the causes of their poverty. For more information, please visit www.delcoloavesandfishes.org.

Crozer-Keystone Health System – Visit www.crozerkeystone.org for more information.