Thank you to Food for Vets supporters
The BJC Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion community engagement team, along with the BJC Veterans Connection group, collected thousands of food donations and bottled water for the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis St. Clair County Illinois division and The Kaufman Fund during the 2021 holiday season. The gifts provided 100 veterans and their families with enough food to last them about a month.
“We would like to thank all team members for their generous food donations,” says Shanequa Tolliver, BJC senior community outreach and inclusion consultant. “The cheer was received by veterans as we continue to serve communities outside the walls of our hospitals.”
BJC team members gathered donations at Alton Memorial Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Center for Advanced Medicine, Christian Hospital, Memorial Hospital Bellville, Memorial Hospital Shiloh and BJC Telemetry in Brentwood to be distributed at the drive-through event to veterans and their families in need.
About BJC Veterans Connection
The BJC Veterans Connection group brings together BJC team members who have served and are currently serving our country, as well as all team members who want to show their support. The group volunteers in the community together and celebrates Veterans Day as a community each November.
Learn more about the Veterans Connection group at www.BJC.org/VeteransConnection.
Diversity and inclusion are a big part of BJC’s identity, and an important step to inclusiveness is connecting with and understanding one another. To learn more about BJC Connections groups and how to get involved, visit www.BJC.org/Connections.