Medical City Healthcare is donating $100,000 to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) to aid hunger, nutrition, and provide jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each food bank will receive $50,000 for food supplies and hiring displaced workers.
“Good nutrition is fundamental to good health,” said Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare via release. “Our community is counting on us now more than ever and these grants to the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank allow us to help two outstanding organizations as they offer jobs to those in need and address our region’s escalating hunger problem as a result of this pandemic.”
The gifts are being made through the HCA Healthcare Foundation and a tax-exempt trust affiliated with HCA Healthcare, Medical City’s parent company. The organizations are giving $1 million to communities around the country.
“We are very grateful to Medical City Healthcare for its recognition that COVID-19 is causing even more North Texans to struggle with food insecurity. We’ve seen a 30% increase in the need for our services in just the past few week along with a significant reduction in the number of our volunteers,” said Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank via release. “We’re so pleased that Medical City is supporting our efforts to feed more people during this critical time. We know the need will only grow in the coming weeks and months and this support will go a long way towards ensuring our neighbors have the nutrition that they need.”