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StoneBridge Health Campus Donating $1,000 To Bertha's Mission To Battle Hunger
Updated May 24, 2016 4:31 PM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - StoneBridge Health Campus, owned by Trilogy Health Services LLC, will donate $1,000 to Bertha's Mission to battle hunger.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the courtyard at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Bertha's Mission's goal is to gradually decrease the statistical data on hunger within our community, by feeding the children, homeless, low income, disabled, aging and lonely citizens of Lawrence County.

This event is the kick off for - Independence from Hunger - one of two annual fundraisers that Trilogy Health Services conducts.

The Independence from Hunger Food Drive is designed to help members of our community that may be in need.

Last year, the teams raised nearly 949,000 pounds of food. This food is donated to local food banks and non-profit organizations to support those in need.

"It is estimated that a family of four consumes approximately 582 pounds of food per month," says Shane Stuber, Director of the Trilogy Foundation.

Kim Watson, community service representative for Stonebridge says the goal it to bring awareness to community needs.

"Many people want to help, but they just don't know how," Watson added. "At this event they can come out and meet and greet other members from the community. Anything we can do to help our children is helping our future. We want everyone to come out and join us."

Stonebridge also raises funds for Blessings in a Backpack for Lincoln Elementary School children which is directed locally by LIFE Food Pantry.

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry. Watson says it takes $80 per student to fill their backpack for a year.

During the event at Stonebridge there will be popcorn and drinks and the staff will be "getting their silly on" by wearing red noses - because the event is being held in conjunction with Red Nose Day - which is also Thursday.

The Red Nose campaign is dedicated to helping children and having fun. Proceeds benefit children and young people in the US and some of the poorest communities in the world.

Until June 4, for each Red Nose purchased Walgreens will donate 50 cents and for each Red Nose Flair item purchased (Beads, Bow Ties, Headbands, Sunglasses, Pens, Mugs, Cups and Hats) Walgreens will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to Comic Relief Inc.'s Red Nose Day Fund, which helps lift children out of poverty.

"Our children are our future," Watson says. "And this is a way we can help locally to help our future become stronger."

What better way to help than to donate to Bertha's Mission, Independence from Hunger, Blessings in a Backpack, Red Nose Campaign and LIFE Food Pantry.

Community members wanting to donate to any of the organizations can do so by donating can goods or paper products to either Bertha's Mission or LIFE Food Pantry. You can also make monetary donations to Blessings In A Backpack or any of the organizations.

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