Abundance of Barrels Food Drive Donates Thousands of Items to Local Communities
“At our core, coming together to serve others is what we do. Our Abundance of Barrels food drive allows us to connect with our local communities in one of the most meaningful ways – by providing food for those in need. With an organization our size, we can have a tremendous impact on the communities we serve, and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this organization!” – Brandon Gerardy, Regional Director of Central Michigan
Giving back and serving others is at the core of who we are as healthcare providers, but that sentiment doesn’t stop in the clinic. As an organization, we believe it’s our duty to help those within our local communities and the holiday season is a great time to come together and give back tenfold.
Our Abundance of Barrels campaign is in its third year and was originally founded on the simple notion of helping our local communities by using our facilities as platforms for collection stations, then donating all the non-perishables to local organizations. Steve Kelly, Regional Operations Director of Northwest New Jersey, explains, “when it started, we only had about 150 clinics, and now we’re closer to 450, so the impact grows as the organization does, which is a pretty incredible thing. I’m truly proud to be a part of the service committee this year and have enjoyed participating in this campaign annually since it began a few years ago.”
As Steve points out, the ability to unite across 14 states and collect thousands of non-perishable items allows us to help countless people enjoy holiday meals with their loved ones. Together we’re making families’ holiday seasons a little brighter by coming together to accomplish outstanding things!
A Friendly Competition
In true Ivy fashion, we always add a little friendly competition into the mix, just for the fun of it. Teams are encouraged to decorate their barrels to win bragging rights for their creative efforts. With four different categories, teams tried to beat their competition, with winners noted below:
Coming Together for a Greater Cause
We Belong and We Serve.
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