JANESVILLE, WI - Since the need for food, clothing and other donations for local charities and organizations continues to increase, Mercy employees walked donated turkeys and non-perishable food items to benefit those in need. On December 15, employees walked nearly 1,500 pounds of food (on foot) from Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center on Mineral Point Avenue to the ECHO Food Pantry office on South High Street in Janesville.
Last year, Mercy collected 1,034 pounds of food for those in need. This year, we’ve nearly doubled that amount. Mercy’s November 19 Mercy Family Festival food drive collected over 1,200 pounds of food. Nearly 800 pounds of food were already delivered to ECHO and the Salvation Army.
Food was collected for ECHO and the Salvation Army of Janesville.
“In these tough economic times, it is especially important to consider those who have the greatest needs,” said Javon R. Bea, President and CEO of Mercy. “There are people who are hungry and cold every day in the Rock County area. We are so happy to help in any way we can.”
To watch the Mercy employee holiday caravan, click HERE.