Grant Memorial Hospital employees collected 385 pounds of food for the month of May and donated it all to the Moorefield Active Caring (MAC) House in Moorefield.
The collection is part of Casual Friday's at the hospital. The program started with employees supporting the WVU football team in the fall by wearing jeans and clothing with West Virginia colors and WVU designs on Fridays.
"Our first 300 pounds of donated food went to the Petersburg Food Pantry and was collected in April," said GMH Customer Service Coordinator Paula Combs. "Employees loved casual Fridays so much the decision was made to allow employees to continue the project but they would have to pay to participate. The cost is two containers of nonperishable food."
Paula Combs, customer service coordinator for Grant Memorial Hospital, delivers 385 pounds of food to Margaret Redman of the Moorefield Active Caring House. The donation is the result of the hospital’s Casual Friday program. Employees can dress casually on Fridays at a price of two containers of nonperishable food.
June's donations will go to the Pendleton County food bank.
"We are thankful for the area's support of the hospital, our programs, projects and services and this is one way we can say thank you," said Combs, adding that causal Friday is a way for employees of Grant Memorial Hospital to give back to the tri-county area.