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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Supports Area Food and Diaper Banks

Advocate Good Shepherd HospitalFood and Diaper Drive March 19 – March 23. Food/diapers benefit: Barrington/Cuba Townships, Cary, Crystal Lake Food Pantries & Lake Cty Diaper Bank.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is conducting a Food and Diaper Drive from March 19 – March 23. Food and diapers collected will benefit the following: Barrington Township, Cuba Township, Cary, Crystal Lake Interfaith Food Pantries and the Lake County Diaper Bank.

Items most needed are:  

 

Beverages

Canned Juice

Drink mixes

Evap milk

Hot chocolate

Juice boxes

Coffee

Tea bags

 

Canned foods

Chicken

Fruit: oranges, mix fruit pears, peaches

Hash

Pasta: Ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s

Spam

Tomato products

Tuna fish

Vegetables: corn, peas

 

Boxed items

Beans

Breakfast Cereal

Hamburger Helper

Mashed Potatoes

Noodle Side Dish

Rice Side Dish

 

Other

Flour 1 or 5 lbs, Jelly, Noodles, Peanut Butter, Saltine Crackers, Spaghetti

Sugar 1or 5 lbs, Vegetable oil

 

Diapers

Newborn, toddlers, pull-ups and Adult Depends

 

 

Personal Care

Bar soap

Diapers- larger sizes

Feminine Napkins

Kleenex

Laundry Soap

Shampoo

Toilet Paper

 

 

Good SHephed Hospital is encouraging members of the community and hospital staff to donate to the 2012 Spring food and Diaper drive. Items can be dropped off at the main entrance of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, 450 W. Highway 22, Barrington.

 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, the number of Americans living in food insecure homes topped 50 million in 2009 (the most recent year that such data is available).  Along with that data, the percentage of persons living below the poverty level in McHenry County is 6.6% and Lake County is 7.6% (2009 data.

 

"This food and diaper drive is our way of giving back. We know that many people in our local communities are in need. We want to help and to also give others the chance to help out this holiday season,” said Rev. Fred Rajan, Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

 

About Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is ranked highest in Illinois for quality and patient safety according to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s 2011 Blue Star Report™.  Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities.  In 2010, Advocate provided more than $474,000,000 in charity care and services to its communities.  For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep

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