March 7, 2022 –
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital team members recently collected food and monetary donations to benefit Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry (Tri-C) with its “Souper Bowl” event. The annual fundraiser, held during Super Bowl week, invites team members to provide a cash, PTO, or food donation, and in return receive a bowl of soup prepared by the Hugh Chatham Café.
The hospital’s Best Place to Work Team, which plans events, created the fundraiser in 2020. Souper Bowl 2020, the first event of its kind at the hospital, raised $688.75 and collected 1,010 pounds of food for Tri-C. This year, 936 pounds of food was collected and $7,913.80 was raised to benefit the organization, fulfilling the community’s need for the next three to four months.
Warren Bates, Board Member and former President for Tri-C stated, “We use about 11,000 pounds of food each month and depend on donations to support our community and ministry. In addition to our normal distribution of food, we are also supporting the schools in the area with their back pack programs. Many times students receive their one meal per day through the school system. The back pack program allows our students to take food home on the weekends so they have meals while they aren’t at school.”
Josh Vogler, chair of the Best Place to Work Team and Wellness Program Leader, said “Our team takes great joy in hosting this event each year. We have been fortunate to contribute to Tri-C over the last 3 years, which is very rewarding. Not only are we donating to a great cause, but it’s also an opportunity for our employees to become involved with the community.”
“The hospital is always willing to invest in our community, added Bates. “We appreciate their contributions and willingness to support this local initiative.”
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital (www.hughchatham.org) is a not-for-profit community health care network of physician clinics and an 81-bed acute care hospital that delivers high quality, convenient health care to residents of the Yadkin Valley and Foothills region of North Carolina and parts of southwestern Virginia. Employing more than 1,000 team members, Hugh Chatham includes a medical group of more than 60 providers across 24 locations and six counties. Headquartered in Elkin, North Carolina, Hugh Chatham is a leader in using technology to coordinate care for patients and to make healthcare more accessible, and cost-effective.