Annual DCH food box drive a big success


By WVUA Digital Reporter Anneliese Taggart

The last year and a half have been especially challenging for all of the workers at DCH Health System.

This year’s holiday food box drive is especially meaningful, and so far it’s been one of the most successful yet.

One large room was full of food boxes with people still delivering boxes for distribution. For years, employees and volunteers have worked throughout the year to prepare as many boxes as possible. Eight area agencies put in requests for the number of food boxes they could distribute to families in need.

DCH Volunteer Services Director Wendi Parminter said this effort is one of her favorite events.

“Just to be able to know that I’m blessed enough to do this, to know how blessed we are,” Parminter said. “We continue to do it every year and that just makes me feel good, I’ve got goosebumps.”

In all, employees at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center put together 426 food boxes. Of those, 215 went to the West Alabama food Bank. The remainder were distributed to other area agencies, DCH Home Health patients and members of the DCH Employee Assistance Program.

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