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Redeemer Health Food Pantries Receive Donation of Over 11,000 Pounds of Food from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsNovember 23, 2021
Redeemer Health Food Pantries received over 11,000 pounds of nonperishable food on November 12, as a generous donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered the food via an 18-wheeler, which traveled from Salt Lake City.
A vast majority of the food items were grown on Church farms and ranches, and the logistics in production of these goods were predominately coordinated by Church members.
“We are once again this year tremendously thankful for the generosity of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” says Joshua M. Jenkins, Vice President, Mission Integration and Pastoral Care at Redeemer Health. “This donation will directly support food pantry operations; something which is at the very core of upholding human dignity and supporting our mission. It is wonderful to have amazing partners in this effort as witnessed by the donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
"It is a privilege to support the wonderful efforts of Holy Redeemer Food Pantries. Their work reflects the example of their namesake as they seek to aid and comfort those in need,” says Joel LHeureux, President of the Philadelphia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “When we reach out to others in service and love it blesses both the giver and receiver. We hope that this contribution will aid them in the important and sacred duty we share."
In addition to its extensive range of health care, home care, and life care services, Redeemer Health carries out its mission to care, comfort and heal through community resources including the Redeemer Health Food Pantry of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, and the Redeemer Health Jersey Shore Food Pantry, located in Cape May County, New Jersey. Each month, both facilities support more than 600 families who face food insecurity.
If you are interested in supporting Redeemer Health Food Pantries, please visit www.redeemerhealth.org/giving/ways-give.