Crozer-Keystone Helps Local Delaware County Residents with Food Drive and Toy Drive
December 9, 2013 (Upland, Pa) – Crozer-Keystone Health System recently completed its annual food drive to benefit the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC), Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Prospect Park, and the Chester Food Shelters. This year’s food drive also included the efforts of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and its membership. Everyone gave generously to provide Thanksgiving meals for local Delaware County families in need.
The community outreach within the health system continues in December through the Crozer-Keystone holiday toy drive. Health system employees are collecting unwrapped toys for kids under age 15, through Dec. 20. All of the toy donations are distributed by the CAADC prior to Christmas to local families experiencing economic hardship. Once again, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and its membership have teamed up with Crozer-Keystone to offer support and promotion of the toy drive to the County’s business community. The CAADC also has additional drop off locations for toys at local community organizations and businesses that can be found at www.caadc.org.
Organizations such as the CAADC depend on partnerships with the local business community to support their mission, and Crozer-Keystone has enjoyed hosting charitable initiatives such as food drives and toy drives that benefit the CAADC for many years. Ed Coleman, executive director of the CAADC, commented, “Crozer-Keystone does a wonderful job working with the local community and thanks to their efforts this year we were able to provide 140 Thanksgiving meals to families who asked for our assistance.”
Unwrapped toys for the holiday toy drive can be dropped off at the following locations through Dec. 20:
- Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland: POB Lobby, North Campus, Old Main
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill: Main Lobby
- Springfield Hospital in Springfield: Main Lobby, Healthplex, Corporate Offices
- Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park: Next to the volunteer’s office
- Community Hospital in Chester: Main Lobby
- Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake, Building #300 in Glen Mills: Main Lobby
- Delaware County Chamber of Commerce in Springfield: Main Lobby
- CAADC Community Partners in Delaware County: Visit www.caadc.org
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
The mission of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is to enhance your business, other businesses throughout the region and promote the economic well-being of the county. They focus on providing valuable benefits, strengthening the quality of life within the community, serving as a liaison between business & government, and preparing the future workforce. For more information, please visit www.delcochamber.org.
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)
They have been serving Delaware County’s economically disadvantaged residents since 1979. CAADC provides a variety of services and programs to support homeless and low-income families and individuals as they progress along the Continuum of Care towards self-sufficiency including: emergency shelter, housing assistance, employment and training initiatives, energy services and emergency food assistance. For more information, please visit www.caadc.org.
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Prospect Park
They strive to meet the needs of their fellow citizens living under the weight of poverty by providing nutritious food and a spirit of caring and compassion. In addition, they work to eradicate not only their hunger, but the causes of their poverty. For more information, please visit www.delcoloavesandfishes.org.