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Media Release

Jared Meade
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ProMedica to Sponsor School Food Drive Challenge

posted on: 02/26/2013

Toledo, OHIO, Feb. 4, 2013 – As part of an overall campaign to end hunger in our region, ProMedica has announced its 2013 Come to the Table School Food Drive Challenge. To compete, ProMedica is asking area elementary, middle and high schools in Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, VanWert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot counties in northwest Ohio, and Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe counties in southeast Michigan to plan and implement a seven-day food drive to benefit a hunger relief agency in their community.

The program will increase the awareness of hunger as a significant challenge for families as well as a serious health issue in the region while making a positive impact on the lives of those who are hungry. ProMedica will reward the elementary, middle or high school that collects the most pounds of donated, non-perishable food items with a $1,000 prize.

“We are excited to offer this new challenge that will engage the creativity and energy of our area students and help them make a difference in their own community,” says Stephanie Cihon, corporate director of advocacy and community relations for ProMedica.

For more information on how your school can participate in the Come to the Table School Food Drive Challenge, visit www.promedica.org/advocacy or e-mail cometothetable@promedica.org to receive your entry materials.


Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,300 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians with more than 400 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 306 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.