Filling the Always Present Need
The Registered Nurses of Lawrence General Hospital held a food drive at the Super Stop and Shop in Methuen on Saturday March 10, 2012 to support two local food pantries. The RNs, members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United bargaining unit at the hospital, feel that the spirit of giving and helping those in need should extend throughout the year. The nurses asked shoppers to buy a few extra items and then donate them when they leave the store. The collected food was delivered to the Neighbors in Need and the Bread and Roses food pantries in Lawrence.
The food drive was a great success. The nurses collected over 800 pounds of food. They were told by Neighbors in Need, who received half the donations, that the total collection would translate into 700 meals. The nurses wish to thank the citizens of the greater Lawrence for their generosity.