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LMHS staff volunteer for United Way Day of Caring at Harry Chapin Food Bank

March 30, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Employees of Lee Memorial Health System participated in a United Way Day of Caring at Harry Chapin Food Bank. The volunteers processed 1,950 pounds of pinto beans, the equivalent of 1,625 meals for our neighbors in need in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades counties. Harry Chapin Food Bank is a United Way Partner Agency.

This LMHS department headed by Dr. Scott Nygaard has participated in several volunteer projects including for Harry Chapin Food Bank, The Heights Center, and IMPACT for Developmental Education. Members of the team said they really enjoy helping the food bank, and volunteering is a great team experience.

"The LMHS ambulatory services team and their families are pleased to have the opportunity to serve others by supporting Harry Chapin. We always get more back by giving and it is a reminder to us of how little it takes to make a difference in the lives of others. Basic nutrition is really a foundation to health, thanks for allowing our team to serve others as a way of fulfilling the LMHS mission 'to meet the healthcare needs and improve the health status of the people of Southwest Florida,'" said Dr. Nygaard, MD., in a prepared statement.

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Lee Memorial Health System Volunteers at Harry Chapin Food Bank.


"We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the employees of Lee Memorial Health System. Their commitment to volunteering means so much to our partner agencies and our entire community," said Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, in the statement.

The United Way's Day of Caring is a year-round program, coordinated by the United Way Volunteer Center which matches businesses' desire to help with the needs of the community. Many local groups and companies have participated such as Publix Super Markets, Turbine Generator Maintenance, and Fifth Third Bank.

The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. The United Way Volunteer Center can be reached by calling 433-2000 Option 9, or by visiting the United Way website at

Source: Lee Memorial Health System



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