The Spirit Team at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville made a big donation to the Unit 2 Backpack Program Wednesday morning.
Tera Scroggins, co-leader of the Spirit Team said employees held a two-week drive to donate food and help feed school children on weekends. Teams were formed to turn the collection into a competition.
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Lauren Hahn and Lauren Vohlken are teachers who help oversee the program.
Hahn said there is always a need and the Spirit Team’s donation was very appreciated. Organizers were surprised by the amount the hospital brought in.
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Vohlken said the number of students served by the program in Greenville, Pocahontas, and Sorento continues to increase. 85 students are currently served and that number is expected to grow.
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Cash donations are always welcome to purchase additional food from the Central Illinois Food Bank.
To help the Backpack Program call Greenville Elementary School at 664-3117.