December 17, 2012

Marshall Medical Center employees donate items to local food bank

LEWISBURG, Tenn. – Employees, physicians and volunteers at Marshall Medical Center (MMC) recently conducted a drive to collect food for local community members in need.

The medical center held its annual food drive in December, collecting nonperishable canned and boxed goods. According to program organizer Lisa Steely, the food will be donated to the Good Samaritan organization for distribution to those in need. MMC has conducted a holiday food drive for approximately ten years.

“Marshall Medical Center is once again pleased to be able to assist the local food bank in providing food to members of our community who need a helping hand during the holidays,” said CEO Phyllis Brown.

In addition to the food drive, MMC offered a chance for community members to honor cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Through the “Hope Lights a Tree” fundraiser, a tree on the medical center’s front lawn was decorated with purple lights purchased by community members. The tree was illuminated on December 11. Proceeds from that project benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Marshall County.

Marshall Medical Center employees (l-r) Billie McMahon and Denise Werner, M.D., are pictured with some of the items donated during the holiday food drive.