Release Date: 1/25/2011
Medical Center raises $4,300 for area tornado victims
Managers and directors of departments at St. Anthony’s Medical Center took time out last Wednesday to serve a Pauper’s Meal – a meager fare of soup and bread – to St. Anthony’s employees and visitors to raise money for area victims of the recent tornadoes. The meal generated $4,300 in contributions.
St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s second annual Pauper’s Meal, held in the hospital cafeteria on Jan. 19, raised $4,300 in donations for local victims of the recent tornadoes. Funds raised included a $1,000 donation from St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Charitable Foundation Physician Ambassadors, a group of physicians whose community outreach efforts provide grants throughout the year to partnering organizations. St. Anthony's food service employees served a meager fare of soup and bread to hospital employees and visitors in the hospital cafeteria, for a free-will offering, with a minimum suggested donation of $5 each. The money collected is being donated to tornado relief efforts to assist residents of Crestwood, Sunset Hills and Fenton – neighboring communities to St. Anthony’s. City officials from each of those municipalities joined in sharing the meal. Several of St. Anthony’s vendors donated products for the Pauper’s meal, including soup from both Campbell’s and Heinz; bread from Companion Bakery; iced tea from McAllister’s Deli; plastic utensils and paper products from Renard Paper Co.; aprons and gloves from the U.S. Food Services; and rentals from Grand Rental Station.
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