Mercy Hospital Awarded $600 Grant for Monthly Pantry in Oelwein
by Adam Amdor
Mercy Hospital is the recipient of a $600 grant awarded through the ShopKo Foundation's Community Charitable Grant program. The grant program supports charitable non-profit organizations in communities with a Shopko location.
Shopko presented Mercy Hospital associates with a check on Monday, November 27 to support the monthly Mobile Food Pantry in Oelwein. Associates will use the money to purchase shampoo, cream rinse, soap, laundry detergent and other daily supplies. Volunteers will distribute the items at the next food pantry date of December 6.
The Mobile Food Pantry in Oelwein is a partnership with Mercy Hospital and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
Pictured left to right: ShopKo staff members Ashley Ellis, Jackie Potter, Josh Wieland, Jordan Walter, and Nathan Munley; Mercy Employees Activity Chair Tina Walton and activities member Heidi Fritz; and Mercy Hospital Site Administrator Terri Derflinger.