Pictured above from left to right: Korry Dow, President of Nashoba Valley Medical Center; Margaret Connolly; Alice MacGregor; Mary Gardner; Joanna Williams, Resident Care Director at Nashoba Park; Libby Mattei, Executive Director at Nashoba Park; Barbara Szostak; and Kim Dee, EnrichedLIFE Director at Nashoba Park.

AYER – Each year, Nashoba Valley Medical Center organizes a Hunger Run to benefit the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley. The 5K takes participants through the groomed field trails behind the Medical Center, a portion of the Nashua River Rail Trail, and roads through scenic farmlands.

This year, Nashoba Park Assisted Living sponsored the event and even gathered a group of residents to participate. Pictured with them is Korry Dow, President of Nashoba Valley Medical Center.

“The Hunger Run is truly a community event for all ages to get moving while supporting fellow community members in need who benefit from Loaves & Fishes,” said Dow. “Seeing the Nashoba Park residents walk side-by-side with children, teens, families and runners made the day’s activities extra special.”

Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was awarded its fourth consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2018 assessment period. Learn more at www.nashobamed.org.

Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1983 to help neighbors in need. With the help of volunteers and donors, we serve the communities of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton and Shirley. Loaves & Fishes offers assistance to families who are struggling, by providing the opportunity for them to shop for groceries up to twice a month.  Learn more at www.LoavesFishesPantry.org.

Nashoba Park Assisted Living, a Volunteers of America Massachusetts Senior Community, is a historic renovation of the former Ayer Community Hospital and offers local seniors service-enriched assisted living. Nashoba Park is committed to helping seniors stay socially connected and independent through evidence-based arts, fitness and lifelong learning programs. Learn more online at www.NashobaPark.com.