Patricia Stern, left, executive director, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc., and Korry Dow, president, Nashoba Valley Medical Center.

AYER —Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $3,500 to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. The generous donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5K Hunger Run road race, which was held on Oct. 13, 2018.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that 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.

“Helping those living in the Nashoba Valley region who are in need is of outmost importance to our hospital community,” said Nashoba Valley Medical Center President Korry Dow.

“We are very pleased to provide this donation to Loaves & Fishes knowing it will go a long way to help ensure needs are met for these community members.”

This is the seventh year that Nashoba Valley Medical Center has held the 5K Hunger Run and donated the proceeds to Loaves & Fishes.

Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 2019 Hunger Run 5K will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12.

To learn more about the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, visit