posted on Friday, January 8, 2016 in Vet Services News and Events
The holiday season is in full swing, and amongst the hustle and bustle the veterinary, nutritional and management services employees at AMVC donated money to the Manning Food Pantry to help keep their shelves full this winter. Each Christmas, the employees choose charities that make a difference in the lives of people in the community and contribute to the cause on behalf of the partners of AMVC.
“Monetary donations are put to good use and are greatly appreciated because it allows us to purchase needed food and to order from the Food Bank of Iowa,” said Mindi Boyle, Manning Food Pantry coordinator.
The pantry recently got approved to partner with the Food Bank of Iowa. Through this partnership and donation, the pantry will be able to purchase over 700 pounds of canned fruit, juice, soup, oatmeal and meat. Throughout the past year, the pantry has served 106 households and 198 individuals in the community.
“We are humbled to be truly a part of the community and to give back this holiday season. It’s a great way for us to help out those that are a bit less fortunate and to honor the partners,” said Dr. Tom Ulrickson of AMVC Veterinary Services-Manning.
AMVC employees also presented similar donations to organizations in Audubon and near the communities where AMVC manages sow farms in western and southern Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.