Peace, health and giving

PeaceHealth donates 800 meals to families

SPRINGFIELD — This giving season, the staff at PeaceHealth organized a collection drive to support families in need, providing a Thanksgiving feast to 800 families in need. 

The baskets included all the fixings for a full Thanksgiving meal for families facing financial, medical or other challenges. It’s a months-long effort that demands hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of donated food items and dollars— a true labor of love.

“Rain or shine it’s a bright, happy day,” said Tina Noland, who has volunteered with the program . . .