Springfield Hospital Helps Feed Our Community

SPRINGFIELD, VT (July 18, 2019) –  Springfield Hospital helps nourish the region by distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community every month. In December 2015, Springfield Hospital joined the collaborative efforts of the Vermont Foodbank and others to use local community hospitals as distribution points for free fruits and vegetables.  Springfield Hospital and Vermont Foodbank’s Veggie Van Go team join forces the 2nd Friday of every month, from 10 – 11 am, to distribute food to Springfield area residents who visit the distribution site set up on the hillside parking area opposite the main hospital campus.

Sandy Peplau, Maureen Shattuck, and SMCS Community Health Team members join many thoughtful and dedicated volunteers as they meet monthly to help feed the community. This important program grows each year, and Veggie Van Go now serves well over 200 Springfield-area families each month.

“Partnering with the Vermont Foodbank has been a wonderful experience. The community members who receive this needed food are very grateful for this service and our volunteers enjoy giving back to the community, so this is a win-win situation. It truly is a pleasure representing Springfield Hospital at the monthly distribution and the volunteers and I are happy to have the opportunity to serve our community in this way,” comments Sandy Peplau, Public Relations and Volunteer Coordinator for Springfield Medical Care Systems.

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Sandy Peplau at 802-885-7686 or email speplau@springfieldmed.org.    ###