On December 17, 2015, nearly 100 employees at Regional One Health volunteered to pack 20,000 meals for hungry families in the Mid-South. The event was held in partnership with the Memphis Feeds Initiative and the Mid-South Food Bank.
The employee volunteers were committed to continue working until finished, and they packed 20,000 meals in less than two hours! Last year, employees packed 10,000 meals and were happy to roll up their sleeves and do more this year.
The meals packed were provided to the Mid-South Food Bank, who will distribute them to families in need in the Memphis community and surrounding counties. One complete packaged meal includes rice, beans and vegetables and will feed a family of six.
This event is aligned with the system’s commitment to the community we serve. During this holiday season many go without, and the employees of Regional One Health are excited to have this opportunity to give to others in the community and to help provide nutritious and hearty meals on the dinner table of 20,000 families.