LINCOLN – Employees at Lincoln Memorial Hospital filled 15 baskets with food to help local families enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast this holiday season.
Organizing the food baskets is an annual Thanksgiving tradition at the nonprofit hospital, where employees have donated food baskets every year to the Lincoln/Logan County Food Pantry for at least nine years. This year they were also able to donate baskets to CAPCIL (Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois).
“The crux of our hospital’s mission is to promote health and wellness in our community,” said Dolan Dalpoas, president and CEO of Lincoln Memorial Hospital. “I’m proud of the colleagues at LMH for organizing our food basket drive year after year. With each basket, we are not only helping families access nourishment; each basket is an opportunity for community members to share a holiday meal with loved ones, which can make a positive impact on mental and emotional health as well.”
Each basket contained ingredients to prepare several traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. A gift card was also included to assist with the purchase of a turkey and perishable items. Some baskets contained small gifts for children, such as coloring books and craft kits.