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THR Prepares for Annual Food Drive
08/12/2002

ARLINGTON, Texas — For the fifth year in a row, employees of Texas Health Resources and the 13 hospitals in its health care system will collect nonperishable food items to benefit local charities.

The annual event, known as “Catch the CAN-Do Spirit — Stock the Shelves 2002,” runs Aug. 19-30 throughout the THR system. Officials have set a systemwide goal of 100,000 nonperishable items.

Each of the system’s 13 hospitals has established its own food drive goal and beneficiary of the food.

Last year, employees of Texas Health Resources donated 88,500 food items to 25 social service agencies and food pantries throughout North Texas.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. The system serves 29 counties with a population of 5.4 million people. THR serves one of every five people living in these counties for inpatient hospital care. THR was formed in 1997 and is comprised of hospitals and other health services, including Harris Methodist hospitals in and near Tarrant County, Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington and Presbyterian Healthcare hospitals in Dallas, Collin and other counties in North Texas.

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