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UHS National Pasta Month food drive for CHOW provides 7,310 meals

November 06, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of UHS employees, the recent pasta food drive at UHS will provide 7,310 meals to Southern Tier residents in need.

UHS leaders presented a check for $1,200, along with a truckload of more than 1,500 pounds of pasta items, to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) in Binghamton on Friday morning, November 6.

The boxes of pasta and jars of sauce, along with cash donations, were collected at UHS Hospitals, UHS Physician Practices and UHS Home Care locations over a two-week period.

“Our employees at UHS have once again stepped up to make this donation of food and money a reality for those less fortunate,” said John M. Carrigg, president and chief executive officer of UHS.  “Especially during these challenging times, we are pleased to help individuals and families in our community in a meaningful way."

A thank you to everyone who participated across the UHS System, especially to the UHS Security and Transportation teams for all their hard work in collecting and transporting the donated pasta.

Special thanks and recognition to Rich Keehle, senior director of Support Services, and Mitzi Sherba, director of Physician Practice Operations-Primary Care at UHS, for their leadership in organizing and communicating this highly successful food drive, Mr. Carrigg said.

Through its network of nearly 100 partner agencies (pantries, community meals and non-profit organizations), CHOW is a local organization that distributes over 175,000 pounds of food each month.