ProMedica to Receive National Anti-Hunger Award
posted on: 01/03/2014TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2013 – For its leadership in fighting hunger, ProMedica will be honored with the 2013 Alliance to End Hunger Partnership Award at the 10th Annual Gala to End Hunger co-hosted by Bread for the World.
ProMedica will receive the award Dec. 3 because of its commitment to end hunger through its Come to the Table collaborative advocacy efforts, as well as programs such as repackaging unserved food for communal feeding sites and screening patients for hunger, said Ambassador Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger, an affiliate of Bread for the World.
In partnership with the Alliance, ProMedica is holding a summit in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27 to help further a national discussion about the importance of addressing hunger as a health issue. The Capitol Hill event will identify ways to approach this issue nationwide by encouraging community partners – including healthcare providers, anti-hunger organizations and government leaders – to work together.
“ProMedica is an example of how the Alliance engages diverse organizations to build the public and political will to end hunger,” Hall said. “ProMedica is helping change the conversation around hunger by connecting it to health.”
He added: “When we can approach hunger as a health issue, it’s a different dialogue than we’ve had in the past and starts to impact many different areas.”
For more information about the summit, visit www.promedica.org/cometothetablesummit
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. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org