HRMC Employees Participate in Hunger Games
October 08, 2015
HURON, S.D. – In conjunction with the United Way Heartland Region Back to Football Friday, the annual Hunger Games food drive was held in September.
The city-wide food drive competition benefited the United Way Heartland Region Backpack program, serving children in Huron, Iroquois and Wolsey-Wessington. In all 2,719 items were donated by employees from 10 local companies. All non-expired, non-perishable food items were accepted and delivered to the Backpack program, making the true winners the children of the region who are food insecure.
However, to win the trophy each company’s donations were divided by the number of participants to determine an average per person. Huron Regional Medical Center came up with the highest per person average of nearly 25 items per donating employee for the 344 total items donated.
Mary Pearson, president of Northwest Pipe, last year’s winner, presented the travelling trophy to Phyllis Jones, a surgery nurse at HRMC. Northwest Pipe coordinated this year’s annual event but chose not to include their employee contributions in the contest in order to allow a different business the opportunity to win.
Companies who participated in the Hunger Games this year included:
- Northwest Pipe Fittings
- Dakota Provisions
- Beadle Bops 4H
- Heartland Financial
- Jan Manolis Safe Center
- Beadle County employees
- Iverson Motors
- Huron Area Center for Independence
- Community Counseling Services
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