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Leonard Morse nurses hold successful food drive

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
July/August 2012 Edition

  Leonard Morse RN volunteers: morning shift, above, and afternoon shift, below.

The registered nurses of Leonard Morse Hospital held a food drive to support Natick food pantries in June outside the Roche Bros. supermarket in Natick. Nurses understand the importance of good nutrition for families struggling in these tough economic times, and particularly during the summer months when children aren’t in school and do not have access to school lunches. Summer is a busy time for food pantries and the shelves are often bare. The success of the drive exceeded expectations. The RNs collected two truckloads of food—one truckload each for two food pantries, A Place to Turn and Natick Service Council Food Pantry. As they entered the store, shoppers were given a wish list of items most needed and were asked to pick up those items and drop them with the nurses as they exited. The customers were extremely generous, often handing the nurses full grocery bags as they left the store.