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Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Receives $6,500 from Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Hunger Run

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Ayer, MA Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $6,500 to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. The generous donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5K Hunger Run road race, which was held on Oct. 19, 2019 and attracted more than 250 participants.
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley. The organization also advocates for changes that will promote independence and self-reliance for its clients.
“We are so pleased to provide this donation to our friends at Loaves & Fishes and to help those in our community who are in need,” said Nashoba Valley Medical Center President Korry Dow. “The $6,500 will go a long way to help Loaves & Fishes ensure that our neighbors have enough to eat and can provide food for their families.”
This is the eighth year that Nashoba Valley Medical Center has held the 5K Hunger Run and donated the proceeds to Loaves & Fishes. Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 2020 Hunger Run 5K will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Registration is open and you can register online at

To learn more about the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, visit

Photo Caption: (L-R) Gary Donia, Director, Hunger Run 5K; Patricia Stern, Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc., and Korry Dow, President, Nashoba Valley Medical Center.
About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty
services. NVMC was awarded its fourth consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Spring 2018 assessment period. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, the largest private, tax-paying physician-led hospital operator in the United States. Additional information is available at

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