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Nursing Leadership Group at Lutheran raises the stakes for annual food drive

Pies in the face await administrators and physicians who came up short

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Friday, Dec. 9, 2016) – A sweet ending to Lutheran Hospital’s annual food drive for Community Harvest Food Bank is bound to make associates smile and administrators flinch. Lutheran’s co-chief medical officers Geoff Randolph, MD, and Matthew Sutter, MD, will receive whipped cream pies in the face Monday at 10 a.m. as part of a friendly competition among the different floors of the hospital and its leadership team.

The pie toss will take place in Lutheran’s south lobby, located between Medical Office Building Two, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., and Medical Office Building One. The pie portion of the campaign resulted from friendly competition among nine administrators who were assigned one of six floors to encourage hospital-wide participation. The floor that collected the most food items – Lutheran’s 2nd floor – was declared the winner. Its administrators are being spared. All others are supposed to receive a pie in the face. However, cash donations were also collected to buy-out of the pie penalty for all except for those who raised the least. 

Representatives from Lutheran’s Nursing Leadership Group and Community Harvest will attend the pie toss and then load the 2,883 non-perishable food items onto a truck for delivery to the food bank. CHFB representatives will also receive a check for the money raised at that time.

On average, CHFB supplies approximately 250,000 pounds of food a week to nine counties.

Editor’s note: Media are encouraged to cover the pie festivities and then come to the dock to get b-roll and still images of the food collection itself. Lizette Downey can assist with more specific directions to the dock area upon request. Free parking is available in the south parking garage.


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