The Nurse Practice Council at Johnston Health has launched a year-round canned food drive to assist patients and to help replenish food pantries in the community.
Collection barrels are at hospital and Johnston Medical Mall entrances, and at the SECU Hospice House. Smaller collection bins are in all of the nursing units.
The food items will be collected weekly, and taken monthly to local food pantries. It will also be available to patients in need.
“All of us at Johnston Health truly care about our patients and the health of our communities,” says Christy Collins, the nurse manager who heads the council. “This is a way we can make a difference.”
Pictured, Ricky Price, a mechanic in the engineering department, was among the first to contribute to the cause. He’s joined by Cynthia Ray, a hospital CNA, who is supporting the project.