FAIRBURY – Staff members at Jefferson Community Health Center were challenged to donate food items to Blue Valley Community Action’s Food Pantry through a food drive held from Nov. 16 through Dec. 11. A total of 3,655.37 pounds of food and $1,800 in cash was donated to Blue Valley Community Action’s food pantry by JCHC staff through the Food Drive Challenge.
“We are proud of our staff for rallying to donate during this holiday season, to help those in our community who need some extra help,” said Chad Jurgens CEO. “It exemplifies the spirit of caring at Jefferson Community Health Center, and is part of our mission to provide exceptional care for our community.”
JCHC departments challenged each other, and were given “bonus” pounds for donating cash and much-needed items. Including “bonus pounds,” 11,628.43 total pounds were given. The departmental challenge was based on average pounds per person. The winning team was the administration/home health/public relations/human resources/infection prevention team with an average of 215.15 pounds per person. Coming in a close second was the housekeeping/laundry/maintenance department, with an average of 188.86 pounds donated per person. Third place was Cedarwood, with 74.25 average pounds per person.
JCHC typically holds a food drive at least once each year to support the Blue Valley Community Action food pantry.
“This was our best food drive results ever,” said Lana Likens, director of Public Relations. “Our staff rose to the challenge and understood that the big winner is our community.”More