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Ascension St. Vincent’s joins local law enforcement to feed hungry

For Clay Today
Posted 12/31/69

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Volunteers and associates led by chefs Chase Turgeon and Robert Wilson from Ascension St. Vincent’s prepared more than 150 warm Thanksgiving meals for Clay County seniors in …

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Ascension St. Vincent’s joins local law enforcement to feed hungry


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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Volunteers and associates led by chefs Chase Turgeon and Robert Wilson from Ascension St. Vincent’s prepared more than 150 warm Thanksgiving meals for Clay County seniors in need. It was the 30th consecutive year the health system has prepared the meals delivered to seniors on Nov. 23 with help from the nonprofit Aging True Community Senior Services, zTrip taxi company, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Green Cove Springs and Orange Park police departments.

Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County prepared approximately 150 meals on Thanksgiving Day to help serve Aging True’s Clay County senior clients, said Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County President Kevin Rinks.

“The Thanksgiving meal outreach is reflective of Ascension St. Vincent’s commitment to residents in Clay County,” Rinks said. “We’re committed to serving our patients and our communities with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Thanksgiving is perfect for us to show and extend this commitment.”

St. Vincent’s in Clay partnered with Aging True to identify meal recipients and taxi company zTrip managed the deliveries. An estimated 10,000 Thanksgiving meals have been served through this partnership over the years.

“As we all give thanks on this special day for our blessings, it is so fitting for us at Aging True to thank our incredible partners who have worked tirelessly to make our Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels deliveries possible,” said Teresa Barton, CEO of Aging True. “We’re especially grateful that over these years, they have given resources, time, and faithful care to some of our most isolated and frail individuals. They make this day so extraordinary for so many. “

Meals were delivered to seniors that Aging True serves by zTrip drivers who donate their time and gasoline to ensure meal delivery.

“We were profoundly grateful to participate in the 30th year of this Thanksgiving meal delivery event. At ZTrip, we recognize the importance of community, and we’re honored to make a difference in the lives of our community’s seniors during this special season,” said zTrip General Manager Robert Gagliardi.