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Penn State Health Sets Up Process to Receive Donations in Support of Staff during COVID-19 Outbreak

(HERSHEY, PA) Penn State Health has established new guidelines to enable the community to donate prepared food and gift cards in support of Penn State Health providers and staff.

“We have been overwhelmed by an outpouring of support from the community for our workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Kelly Altland, Chief Development Officer, Penn State Health. “We’ve been contacted by countless people who want to help, so we modified our policies to provide the right kind of guidance for these donations and accept the community’s good will in an organized way.”

A process has been established at Penn State Health to accept credit cards, checks and in-kind food donations designated specifically for the encouragement and support of all staff. Deliveries of prepared food must be scheduled in advance to comply with safety protocols and ensure proper distribution inside the facility.

Residents are reminded to follow the changing guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office about leaving their homes for nonessential travel. Individuals are encouraged to consolidate their essential trips with drop-off activities.

For more information about how to donate, visit https://hmc.pennstatehealth.org/community or https://engage.pennstatehealth.org/covid19.

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