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Quincy Medical Group donates to Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri


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Posted: Dec. 6, 2019 10:23 am

Laura Tenhouse, Kayla Baumann, and Jenny Sousa, Quincy Medical Group Healthcare Foundation (QMG) board members, present a $7,500 donation to Steve Yager, Regional Coordinator for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, to help feed those in need in Marion, Lewis and Clark counties. QMG operates throughout northeast Missouri and wanted to give back to the communities there. Due to its membership in Feeding America and purchasing power, The Food Bank is able to distribute $21 worth of groceries for every $1 donated. QMG’s donation will help provide more than $100,000 worth of groceries and feed area children through the Buddy Pack program. For more information about how you can help share food and bring hope to your neighbors in need, visit ShareFoodBringHope.org. 

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