March 21, 2017

Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Hunger Run Raises $6,250 for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently donated $6,250 to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. The generous donation was a result of proceeds from the hospital’s annual 5K Hunger Run road race, which was held on October 15, 2016.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley. The organization also advocates for changes that will promote independence and self-reliance for its clients. In 2016, the pantry distributed over 600,000 pounds of food to 811 families. 

“Through the Hunger Run 5K, our hospital’s community came together, once again, to help Nashoba Valley region residents who are in need,” said Nashoba Valley Medical Center President, Salvatore Perla. “We are so proud of our participants who ran or walked, raised funds and gathered food donations for Loaves & Fishes."

This is the fifth year that Nashoba Valley Medical Center has held the 5K Hunger Run, and donated the proceeds to Loaves & Fishes. The event attracted more than 175 participants who also donated more than 485 pounds of food to the organization. Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 2017 Hunger Run 5K will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

To learn more about the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, visit To register for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 2017 Hunger Run, visit

About Nashoba Valley Medical Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was awarded an A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 10 acute care hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post-acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at