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Texas Health Denton Employees Support Denton Community Food Center
08/12/2010

DENTON, Texas — Employees at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, as part of an ongoing mission to improve the health of the people in the communities they serve, raised nearly $6,000 to support the Denton Community Food Center.

Texas Health Denton Employees Give Support to Denton Community Food Center
Rebecca Wilson (left), pharmacy director at Texas Health Denton and co-chair of the food drive, and Stan Morton (right), president at Texas Health Denton, presented the donation to Tom Newell, board chair for Denton Community Food Center.

"I am humbled to work with such compassionate and caring individuals," said Stan Morton, president of Texas Health Denton. "This year's efforts garnered more than double the amount raised in 2009. We feel blessed to be able to give back and further invest in our community."

"Support from community friends like Texas Health Denton is critical to our customers, especially during the summer months because children spend more time at home and can no longer eat subsidized school breakfasts and lunches," said Tom Newell, chairman of the board for the Denton Community Food Center. "While we appreciate receiving canned goods, we are able to multiply cash donations by up to six or seven times. This means that the hospital's gift of nearly $6,000 will turn into $36,000 to $42,000 worth of food."

Newell estimated that the monies would provide food for nearly 1,200 families for eight weeks.

Hospital employees were creative when it came to their fundraising activities. During the two-week event, employees had the opportunity to participate in:

  • A cake walk
  • A day of dining at Chili's, where a percentage of the final bill supported the food drive initiative
  • A chili cook-off
  • A dunking booth
  • A bake-off
  • A Minute to Win It competition
  • An Ice Cream Social
  • Canned food collections

In 2009, the Denton Community Food Center noted a 25 percent increase in families who needed assistance. With a history of serving Denton County, north of Lake Lewisville, the completely volunteer-driven organization expects community need to remain constant. To learn more about how you can help, call 940-382-0807 or visit dentoncfc.org.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed acute-care, full-service hospital serving North Texas and southern Oklahoma. The hospital’s services include emergency services, medical imaging, surgical services and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Denton has nearly 1,000 employees and more than 300 physicians on the medical staff practicing in more than 43 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Denton.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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