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Published on March 25, 2015

Local hospital makes meals for families in need

St. Vincent's prepared 25,000 meals to distribute in community

By Nicholas Jones, WJXT Producer

St. Vincent's HealthCare is helping to end the fight against hunger, and providing meals for families throughout the community.

On Wednesday, the hospital prepared 25,000 meals for families in need. St. Vincent's said it's part of the health system's continuing Mission of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The meals were prepared at all three medical centers in the city in collaboration with Hunger Fight, which is a local charity dedicated to reducing the number of hungry local children and families.

“The Daughters of Charity brought the Mission to Jacksonville nearly 100 years ago. Each year on March 25th, the Daughters renew their religious vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service to the poor,” said System Vice President of Mission Integration Tracie Loftis. “It is only fitting that St. Vincent’s and our associates use this day to renew our commitment to the Mission by helping feed thousands in our community who would otherwise go without food.”

The meals will be given to local charities throughout Jacksonville that will distribute them to the families.

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