This morning St. Mary’s Food Bank picked up 2 ½ tons of canned food to help those in need… courtesy of our Agency food drive. We set a goal of bringing in 4,000 pounds and we made it.  When you combine the cans and cash, it equals more than 5,000 pounds of food.  Good work to all of you that contributed in the few short weeks we had for the challenge! 

Now for the winners – our Division of Public Health Prevention brought in more than 1,300 pounds of food and takes the overall category.  But I thought it would be fun if we put it into perspective – so we calculated the rates for each Division.  Prevention won that too.. with just about 8 lbs. per FTE and 2nd place went to Behavioral Health Services with almost 6 pounds per employee.  Our mean was 3 pounds per person.  Well done everybody! 

It’s a bonus when what we do for fun can help the community and once again – you’ve shown how much our mission –Health and Wellness for all Arizonans – means to you.  Thanks!