Valley Hospice, Chamber hold food drive
STEUBENVILLE — Valley Hospice has joined forces with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for a food drive, with all donations benefiting the Cancer Dietary Initiative, a food pantry for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.
The goal of this initiative is to help cancer patients obtain nutritious foods. Currently more than 100 patients and their families are helped each month, with the need for assistance continuing to grow, according to officials.
“The staff and board members of Valley Hospice are delighted to partner with the Jefferson County Community Chamber of Commerce for a food drive to benefit patients undergoing cancer treatment,” said Cynthia Bougher, Valley Hospice CEO. “Valley Hospice is committed to serving residents in our community and this partnership fits perfectly with our mission.”
The food drive is being done in conjunction with the Valley Hospice Business After Hours event scheduled for Oct. 25 at the central administrative office in Rayland.
Nonperishable food items, as well as cash donations for the Cancer Dietary Initiative will be accepted as entrance fee for the evening’s fifth-annual Taste of the Season beer and wine tasting.
Food drive collection boxes can be found at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center; Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Steubenville YMCA; Fort Steuben Mall; Diamond Pharmacy; Follansbee Pharmacy; Value Leader; Tri-State Pharmacy; Tri-State Medical Supply; A&B Pharmacy; Valley Hospice Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North; Valley Hospice Central Administrative Office; and Valley Hospice Liza’s Place Care Center South.
Donations were accepted at Trinity Medical Centers East and West from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1.
All donations will be collected on Nov. 1 and prepared for delivery to the Cancer Dietary Initiative.
For information, contact Valley Hospice at (740) 859-5650.