Delta County Memorial Hospital departments competed in the hospital's annual food drive this year and also teamed up with a local farmer to donate 10,027.82 pounds of food and over 500 pounds of pet food to the Abraham Connection and food banks in Delta, Cedaredge and Hotchkiss. The generous Delta area farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated 5,950 pounds of dry beans, potatoes and onions.
The winning hospital team composed of cardiopulmonary/respiratory/sleep lab, home health, information systems, medical records, physician billing and radiology departments brought in 1,252.4 pounds of food. Interdepartmental competition generated 4,087.82 pounds of food.
Pet food was donated to TAILS Animal Shelter in Delta and Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge.