Valley Hospice, Chamber hold food drive

FOOD DRIVE — A Valley Hospice and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored food drive to benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center in Steubenville is ongoing, with the final day for donations being Nov. 1. Some of those taking part in the food drive are, from left, Chris Orris, Valley Hospice community liaison; Jennifer McCort, registered nurse, Tony Teramana Cancer Center; Dr. Pervaiz Rahman, Tony Teramana Cancer Center; Patricia Mozena, registered nurse, Valley Hospice hospital liaison; Marge Landkrohn, Cancer Dietary Initiative; Chris Hyland, Cancer Dietary Initiative; Marsha Lewis, Tony Teramana Cancer Center; and Dr. John Hyland, Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

STEUBENVILLE — Valley Hospice has joined forces with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce for a food drive, with all donations benefiting the Cancer Dietary Initiative, a food pantry for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

The goal of this initiative is to help cancer patients obtain nutritious foods. Currently more than 100 patients and their families are helped each month, with the need for assistance continuing to grow, according to officials.

“The staff and board members of Valley Hospice are delighted to partner with the Jefferson County Community Chamber of Commerce for a food drive to benefit patients undergoing cancer treatment,” said Cynthia Bougher, Valley Hospice CEO. “Valley Hospice is committed to serving residents in our community and this partnership fits perfectly with our mission.”

The food drive is being done in conjunction with the Valley Hospice Business After Hours event scheduled for Oct. 25 at the central administrative office in Rayland.

Nonperishable food items, as well as cash donations for the Cancer Dietary Initiative will be accepted as entrance fee for the evening’s fifth-annual Taste of the Season beer and wine tasting.

Food drive collection boxes can be found at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center; Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Steubenville YMCA; Fort Steuben Mall; Diamond Pharmacy; Follansbee Pharmacy; Value Leader; Tri-State Pharmacy; Tri-State Medical Supply; A&B Pharmacy; Valley Hospice Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North; Valley Hospice Central Administrative Office; and Valley Hospice Liza’s Place Care Center South.

Donations were accepted at Trinity Medical Centers East and West from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1.

All donations will be collected on Nov. 1 and prepared for delivery to the Cancer Dietary Initiative.

For information, contact Valley Hospice at (740) 859-5650.