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VA delivers 1,472 pounds to food pantries

September 10, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center recently completed the VA's Feds Feed Families summer food drive. VA employees and volunteers donated 1,472 pounds of food and household items, which were delivered to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantries in both Iron Mountain and Norway.

"The employees were excited to make this event a huge success for such a worthwhile local cause," said Darlene Johnson, RN and the medical center's food drive coordinator. "I was overwhelmed to say the least at the warm and caring hearts of our staff at this VA."

The Feds Feed Families Food Drive is a nationwide VA effort to provide food and household items food pantries in communities where VA Medical Centers and other VA facilities are located. This year's national goal for the VA was 230,000 pounds.

"We are blessed to be able to live and work in communities like those in Dickinson County, where people really care about Veterans," said Jim Rice, Medical Center Director. "The VA staff and volunteers see this as an opportunity to give back to the local community, especially to those in need."



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