Providence Little Company of Mary

PLCM 2020 Year in Review

In Good Company - A publication of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers

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24 Be our CoMMunities' heaLth partner Be Our Communities' Health Partner What it means to Be our Communities' health partner Transform care and improve population health outcomes, especially for the poor and vulnerable Lead the way in improving our nation's mental and emotional well-being Extend our commitment to whole person care for people at every age and stage of life Engage with partners in addressing the social determinants of health, with a focus on education, housing and the environment Be the preferred health partner for those we serve Our Community Health Investment Team Food Distribution in Wilmington In March we temporarily closed our Wilmington Certified Farmers' Market in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This left many of the families we serve with less access to fresh, affordable produce and left our farmers with one less place to sell their products. Through funding from the Best Start Wilmington project, Harbor Community Benefit Foundation, Albertsons Companies Foundation, Raskob Foundation, and Emergency Food and Shelter Program we started a weekly drive-through food distribution program at our Community Health and Wellness Activity Center that lasted 13 weeks. Approximately 1,870 families in need received 30 pounds of produce and eggs for free, purchased from our farming partners at RC Farms, Castellanos Farms, and Gama Farms. For Providence Little Company of Mar y Community Health, this project was much more than just handing out food. The food distribution program reaffirmed our commitment to supporting the community in times of need and was one way of easing the burden faced by these families. We will be our communities' health partner, aiming for physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. We seek to ease the way of our neighbors in their journey to good life.

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