The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley is the recipient of $20,000 in grants from the HCA Healthcare Foundation. The food bank will use the funds in its Coronavirus Resource Readiness and Response Campaign.
HCA Healthcare Foundation is a a tax exempt trust and the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Locally, Valley Regional Medical Center and Rio Grande Regional Hospital are affiliates of HCA Healthcare.
“Like our colleagues that are serving on the frontlines of this crisis by providing lifesaving care to patients, local organizations are also stepping up to address the needs of their communities in remarkable ways, including emergency response, addressing food shortages and providing childcare for healthcare workers and first responders,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “HCA Healthcare is honored to support our communities during this unprecedented time of rapidly changing needs.”
“For the first time, we are seeing people who were once donors now be in a situation where they are asking for help,” said Stuart Haniff, Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley chief executive officer. “HCA Healthcare’s donation will supply 100,000 meals for those in need. We have been serving the community for 35 years and will continue to do so during this time with donations like the one we received. Our goal is awareness of the needs and opportunities for our community.”
“We are pleased to support an organization that serves our entire Rio Grande community,” said Art Garza, Valley Regional Medical Center chief executive officer.