23 Sep Cortland Biomedical Team Partners with Cortland Loaves and Fishes to Give Back to the Community
For many years, Cortland Biomedical has proudly partnered with Cortland Loaves and Fishes, which feeds those in need in Cortland, NY and surrounding communities. Many members of the Cortland Biomedical team volunteered there during our recent service days. More than just a place to get a meal, Cortland Loaves and Fishes also provides much needed compassion and hospitality to those who may be lonely and struggling.
“Volunteering at Cortland Loaves and Fishes reminded me of what a great service the organization provides to our community above and beyond the meals they serve daily. The staff members, including executive director Kim Hill, had great rapport with the daily visitors, knowing most by name and leaving them with a smile on their faces. They also shared how they were working to improve their hospitality services including adding a personal hygiene cart. We at Cortland Biomedical feel humbled to partner with such an important community provider,” said Eric Brown, Director of Operations at Cortland Biomedical.
Lynn Johnson, Cortland Biomedical’s operations coordinator, sees more volunteering hours in her future and recounts one memorable experience from her recent time there: “Something that stands out in my memory was a local gentleman in his 80’s who lost his wife last year that continues to come in weekly to donate his duck eggs. His eggs are used in several ways to help feed those in need in our community. I was very thankful for the opportunity to volunteer.”
“We are so proud of our team for their eagerness to participate in Enerpac Lifts Up service day,” said Luis Padilla, President, Cortland Biomedical. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our employees the time and opportunity to participate in causes like this that support and improve our community.”
Cortland Biomedical is continuing to look for other ways to provide support, such as potentially donating to Cortland Loaves and Fishes’ backpack program for local schools, hosting a blanket and coat drive for their warming center during the cold weather season, and collecting items for their hygiene cart.
On behalf of the Cortland Biomedical team, Eric and Lynn recently delivered a $2,000 check to the organization, as well as 100 reusable grocery bags donated by Price Chopper and Tops Friendly Markets which will be used to pack up “to-go” meals and other items for patrons of Cortland Loaves & Fishes.