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LVH–Pocono Colleagues Give Back for Thanksgiving

Each box contains enough to feed a family of five

The season of giving is upon us, and that could not be truer for colleagues at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono. For the 11th year in a row, LVH–Pocono partnered with the Salvation Army of East Stroudsburg to help feed families in need in Monroe County for Thanksgiving. This year was one of the best yet, as the generosity of LVH–Pocono colleagues led to the donation of 132 turkeys, as well as food to fill 162 boxes, with each box containing enough supplies to feed a family of five. Nearly 1,500 meals have been donated by LVH–Pocono colleagues since this initiative began.

“We are very grateful for this amazing donation.” - Rose London, Development Director, Salvation Army

Colleagues worked together in their departments to assemble and then deliver the meals to the Salvation Army, which was extremely grateful for the generosity in a time when it needs it most. “We are very grateful for this amazing donation, says Rose London, Development Director for the Salvation Army. “As we all know, times are challenging and scary. Our Food Pantry Director, Jill Brink, has been struggling to even find turkeys to purchase with our limited funding – what a blessing from LVH–Pocono. Because of your generosity and love, over 400 individuals and families will have food for the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.”

In addition to the plentiful food donations, colleagues also collected socks for “Socktober.” More than 400 pairs of socks were collected and donated to the Salvation Army.

Thanks to the big hearts at LVH–Pocono, many Monroe County residents will have full bellies and warm feet this Thanksgiving.

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