Local Food Chain Donates to Children's Hospital
MADISON - Sales from cookouts last summer have meant a generous cash donation for American Family Children's Hospital.
Five Madison area MyMenu food stores donated $10,000 to support hospital patient and family services. Money was raised from barbecues held at the five stores last August, when customers could purchase a bratwurst or hamburger and a soft drink for two dollars.
"I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of MyMenu," said American Family Children's Hospital Vice President Jeff Poltawsky. "I thank them for their passion toward children's health and making a difference in their lives."
Corie Sanchez, who manages one of Madison's three MyMenu stores, said she was very happy to participate in this effort.
"I had a nephew who had to go to a children's hospital, and he passed away when he was two years old," she said. "I know these families are struggling, and this is going to help."
"It shows Madison's generous support to American Family Children's Hospital," said Alice Martins, manager of the Fitchburg MyMenu. "Giving back to the community is what we stand for."
Pictured right, MyMenu store managers present Jeff Poltawsky, American Family Children's Hospital vice president (far left) and Thomas Young (next to left), American Family Children's Hospital community relations manager, with the donation.
Date Published: 11/13/2008