AYER — Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $4,000 to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Inc.
The donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5k Hunger Run road race, which was held on Oct. 18, 2014.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. The organization also advocates for changes that will promote independence and self-reliance for its clients.
“As a key component of our efforts to support the community, we are pleased to provide this donation to Loaves and Fishes, ” said Nashoba Valley Medical Center President Salvatore Perla. “The $4,000 will go a long way to help them accomplish their goals, and we know that every dollar will be spent to help those in our community who are in need.”
This is the third year that Nashoba Valley Medical Center has held the 5K Hunger Run, and donated the proceeds to Loaves and Fishes. The event brought out over 150 participants who also donated more than 350 pounds of food to the organization.
Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 2015 Hunger Run 5K will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. To learn more about the Hunger Run 5K, visit www.active.com (search Hunger Run 5K).
To learn more about the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, visit www.devenspantry.org.