Left to right: food bank representative; Janice Montgomery, Resident Council vice president; Christy Dilauro, director of nursing; Jennifer Lindley, executive director; Lauren Sweet, admissions director; and Betty Fizer, Resident Council president

In November 2017, Life Care Centers of America’s Southeast Division challenged its Florida buildings to find ways to give back to their communities.

 

Life Care Center of Pensacola took that challenge and ran with it – collecting items for the city’s Manna Food Bank. The Resident Council participated, as well as associates.

 

“Our local Walmart loaned the facility five grocery carts, and the different departments teamed up to see who could fill the carts with the most food,” said Jennifer Lindley, executive director.

 

Each team decorated their own cart in a competition, with the Garden and Seville nurses stations taking first place for their fireplace design. Other carts were decorated like the Polar Express, Santa’s sleigh and a nativity scene. The Le Pavillon nurses station (the cardiac recovery unit) won the Heaviest Cart award for bringing in a whopping 563 pounds of food!

 

Life Care Center of Pensacola provided a total of 1,200 pounds of food to the food bank.

 

“We had a blast doing this and will probably schedule another food drive in July when the food bank is in most need of items,” said Lindley.

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