Coming together for a good cause
Departments at UnityPoint Health came together to donate food as part of Hospital Week.
The departments built food sculptures that were scattered around the hospital during the week.
Deliveries were donated to The Lord’s Cupboard, Lotus Project and food pantries in Eagle Grove, Gowrie and Storm Lake.
“We had a Food Tower Contest where we encouraged each department to create their own Food Tower sculpture with non-perishable items,” said Alyssa Stanek, senior marketing communications specialist.
There were a variety of different sculptures, ranging from words of encouragement from the administration, to towers.
UnityPoint Health – Berryhill Center created a large display with a heart in the middle stating “We care about mental health.”
The Clinic Express food tower was made with pictures of employees in the department. Storm Lake UnityPoint had a large tower with a background. The Marketing Foundation, Office of Medical Education and human resources had a food tower of the cancer ribbon.
PI and Quality created a ship, while the women’s center and UPAH made the hospital logo.
There were over a thousand non-perishable items donated over the week from multiple clinics and departments across UnityPoint Health.
“UnityPoint Health–Fort Dodge is committed to giving back to the communities we serve to help make the world a better place,” said Leah Glasgo, president and CEO UnityPoint Health–Fort Dodge. “The need for food scarcity came out of our DEI Committee plan. We thought it would be fun to kick off Hospital Week, by encouraging departments to create their own Food Tower sculpture with non-perishable items.
“To no surprise, we had lots of engagement. It was fun and rewarding seeing our teams come together to support a good cause.”