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Tedra White
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Tedra White

ProMedica and the City of Toledo to Hold Regional Hunger Summit

posted on: 03/14/2013


Nearly a quarter of the population in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan does not have access to enough food to meet basic nutritional needs. ProMedica and the City of Toledo are bringing together leaders from all across the region to discuss hunger as a community health issue. The goal of the meeting is to develop a plan to collectively end hunger by providing consistent access to nutritious food and improve the overall health of area families.

The program will include two speakers: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director, Ohio Association of Food Banks, and Denise Olson, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Additionally, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and Randy Oostra, president and chief executive officer of ProMedica, will be available for media interviews about a region-wide plan to establish hunger-free communities.

For more information about how ProMedica is working with community partners to address hunger, visit: http://www.promedica.org/advocacy

Monday, March 18
3-5 p.m.

Main Library
McMaster Center
325 Michigan St.


Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 14,400 employees and nearly 1,700 physicians with more than 450 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 11 hospitals and more than 310 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.