Thunder Bay Chiropractors Support Dew Drop Inn

DSC00129Dr. James DiGiuseppe (left) and Anysia Murray (right) of the Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre, along with volunteer Richard Hoben,  help unload two trucks full of food donations for the Dew Drop Inn Soup Kitchen.

The  chiropractic office along with two other Thunder Bay chiropractic offices and their clients gathered over 4200 pounds of non-perishable food items for the local soup kitchen and a food bank. 

 The annual food drive titled ‘Mission Nutrition’, began in 2010 when Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre was looking for a different approach to community service which would include their patient base and ‘go the extra mile.’ This year’s food drive included Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre, Dr. Leila Coulter and the Healthy Families Wellness Center as well as Dr. Allen Smith and Smith Family Chiropractic.

 Donations from the Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre and Smith Family Chiropractic went to St. Andrew’s Dew Drop Inn Soup Kitchen.  Healthy Families Wellness Centre collections were donated to the Redwood Park Church Food Bank.

 “Our goal in the future years is to get as many chiropractic offices participating as possible,’ says Dr. DiGiuseppe. “We’d like to get three more chiropractic offices involved and reach 10,000 pounds of food” he adds.

 Chiropractic clients were given Mission Nutrition bags and asked to fill them with non-perishable food items. Approximately 250 bags of food were collected. “Regardless of numbers, we feel that this is a great initiative for all involved…chiropractors, clients and the soup kitchens. It is heartwarming to be able to give back to the community and to see our patients’ sincere desire to help out, ‘says Dr. DiGiuseppe.