In an effort to support better health within our community, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary held a Pack the Pantry drive to assist the Hannibal Salvation Army Food Pantry. It is estimated that one in six of the US population battles hunger – including more than one in five children. In addition to non-perishable food items, the Auxiliary also collected toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, diapers, shampoo and conditioner.
“Assisting local food pantries with keeping their shelves stocked is one way to battle hunger, improve nutrition and encourage healthier living,” explains Karen Sutor, President of Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. “We are also happy to help stock basic necessities that are very much needed. The Auxiliary was thankful to be able to contribute to supporting those in need”
The Hannibal Regional Auxiliary was formed in 1993 to help patients, families and visitors in a variety of ways and contribute to the community. Today, with more than 260 members, the Auxiliary donates approximately 25,000 hours of service each year. The Auxiliary provides service in several areas including the Gift Shop, James E. Cary Cancer Center, Hannibal Children’s Center, reception desk, waiting rooms and more.
Help us make Hannibal Regional Auxiliary even stronger! If you like to help others, organize, create, cook, network and contribute to your community, come join us as part of the Auxiliary. For more information, visit hrhonline.org or call 573-248-5272.
Pictured are Wendy Harrington, Hannibal Regional Foundation CEO/President, Karen Sutor, Hannibal Regional Auxiliary President, Melissa Meeker with the Salvation Army, Matt Schmidt with the Salvation Army, and Alicia Rollins, Director of Volunteer Services.