Jacksonville Associates Prepare 25,000 Meals for Those in Need

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Posted: Monday, April 6, 2015 9:16 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Associates at St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla., prepared 25,000 meals for the community, collaborating with Hunger Fight, a local charity dedicated to significantly reducing the number of hungry children and families in the First Coast and surrounding area.

As part of the health system’s continuing Mission of serving those who are poor and vulnerable, approximately 370 St. Vincent’s associates prepared meals at all three medical centers of St. Vincent’s: St. Vincent’s Riverside, St. Vincent’s Southside and St. Vincent’s Clay County.

“The Daughters of Charity brought the Mission to Jacksonville nearly 100 years ago. Each year on March 25th, the Daughters renew their religious vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service to the poor,” said System Vice President of Mission Integration Tracie Loftis. “It is only fitting that St. Vincent’s and our associates use this day to renew our commitment to the Mission by helping feed thousands in our community who would otherwise go without food.”

The meals created by St. Vincent’s associates were given to local charities in the area are distributing them to families in need.

“It was a wonderful feeling to be able to help someone who’s in need,” said Physical Therapy Tech Jackie Braclet. “It makes me feel good to do something as worthy as this, that we’re able to help those who are less fortunate.”

SOURCE: Ascension Health

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