Beginning Monday, January 4, 2010, the scheduled arrival time for the Community Harvest Farm Wagon at Parkview LaGrange Hospital will change to 2 p.m. Anyone needing food is encouraged to arrive at least a half hour before the scheduled arrival of the Farm Wagon. The location of the Monday Farm Wagon is on the north side of Parkview LaGrange Hospital at 207 N. Townline Road in LaGrange.
There is no change to the Farm Wagon’s scheduled time for its Thursday visit to the Church of Christ, located at the intersection of Townline and U.S. 20 in LaGrange.
During these cold winter months, the Community Harvest Farm Wagon may find it necessary to cancel their visits due to extreme weather conditions. If the weather reports at 7 a.m. on the day of service indicate that Allen County temperatures will be 10 degrees Fahrenheit or below, or that road conditions are dangerous due to excessive snow or ice, the Farm Wagon's visits for that day will be cancelled. Community Harvest of Allen County will notify area TV and radio stations, including Thunder Country Radio, of the cancellation. Announcement of any cancellations will also be posted on the Community Harvest’s website at www.chfb.org.
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources. As the largest food bank in northeast Indiana, it collects and distributes over 10 million pounds of donated, surplus food annually through a network of human service member agencies. These agencies offer assistance to hungry people, acting as a safety net to ensure that everyone receives their daily bread with dignity.
Parkview LaGrange Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital and is licensed as a 25-bed critical access hospital to provide acute care services to the people of LaGrange County and surrounding communities. In July of 2008 Parkview LaGrange opened its new, $25 million hospital facility. In addition to the full range of general acute care services offered by Parkview LaGrange, an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) with its eICU robot – a hallmark of all Parkview Health hospitals – has brought another, higher level of care to the people of LaGrange County. Current services include EMS and emergency care; ambulatory and inpatient surgery; endoscopy; medical-surgical care, a swing bed program and maternity. Ancillary and outpatient services offered include a full service laboratory; advanced diagnostic imaging including CT and a fixed MRI unit; rehabilitation therapy; a sleep lab; and physician specialty clinics (including cardiology, gynecology and orthopaedics). Parkview LaGrange is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15 county region in northeastern Indiana and western Ohio. With over 190 employees, Parkview LaGrange Hospital's mission is to provide trusted quality care and to improve the health of the communities it serves.