Sally Huggins – Guest Contributor
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
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Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $30,000 to three local charities – Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Community Health Clinic of McKinney and Mission Regan.

Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $5,000 each for a total of $10,000 to each of the three charities.

“We believe giving back to our community is part of our mission to the care and improvement of human life,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. “The hospital and our medical staff are honored to be a part of and help these important organizations that develop programs, services and scholarships to the benefit so many.”

The Community Health Clinic of McKinney’s mission is to provide basic healthcare and preventative health education to qualifying residents of Collin County. With 1,100 active patients, the clinic had 2,800 patient visits this year.

“The Community Health Clinic is a much needed healthcare resource in the community and Medical City McKinney’s support helps us to continue our role to provide an essential public service to the health and welfare of the community,” said Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director of the Community Health Clinic. “This donation allow us to purchase medical supplies and pay our three nurse practitioners that see patients every week.”

The Community Food Pantry of McKinney is a nonprofit outreach program that provides food to families and individuals in need. Last year, the food pantry provided 79,842 meals, which fed 2,947 children and 3,579 adults.

“We have partnered with Medical City McKinney for 12 years and this donation makes up 20 percent of our entire year’s food budget,” said Carol Bodwell, director and board president of the Community Food Pantry. “It will help us buy enough groceries for 10,638 meals. That’s a lot of food for a lot of people.”

Located in McKinney, Mission Regan collects surplus medical supplies and shares them with those in need both locally and globally. Mission Regan has shipped medical supplies to 50 countries, including Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

“One of biggest needs is getting supplies from organizations that donate to our community members in need,” said Josh Willis, co-founder and executive director of Mission Regan. “Through this donation, we are able to purchase a box truck so we can now help more people at one time and it will allow us to expand our outreach locally.“