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Rathbun House Food Drive

April 24, 2017

For hundreds of patients and their families every year, Rathbun House is a home away from home during a medical crisis. Mission Health’s very own hospitality house in western North Carolina, Rathbun House serves up to 36 families at any given time.

Help stock the pantry shelves of Rathbun House during our nonperishable food drive, Monday, April 24-Monday, May 8, 2017.

Guests of the home live outside Buncombe County and are typically family members of patients receiving hospital inpatient care, outpatient therapies or surgical procedures. Their loved ones typically are at Mission Hospital, CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital, SECU Cancer Center or the VA Medical Center.

When the census is high for these facilities, the census is high for Rathbun, which has consistently been about 95 percent full throughout the past year.  That in turn means a high demand for the food that is stocked in the Rathbun House pantry, which is generously donated from local churches, businesses, schools and food drives.

These locations have collection bins and are ready to accept your donations:

  • 1 Hospital Drive – 1st floor main entrance
  • 400 Ridgefield – main lobby
  • 980 Hendersonville Road – near elevator
  • 12 Ardmore – lobby
  • Asheville Imaging & Fitness Center (Biltmore Avenue)
  • Asheville Surgery Center
  • CarePartners cafeteria
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus, 1st floor near G Elevator
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus, Heart Tower lobby
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus, main lobby
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus, NICU lobby (6th floor, G Tower)
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus, Surgical Waiting Room
  • Mission Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, main lobby
  • Reuter Mission Children’s Hospital
  • SECU Cancer Center – near main entrance

Please take a look at the list of needed items below*, give what you can and know that every little bit matters.

Each bin lists a telephone number to call when the bin is full; our volunteers are supporting the pick-up of food from the bins in Asheville. If you collect food at locations other than these, we welcome you to bring those donations to Rathbun at any time.

We thank you for your support of Rathbun House families who are in crisis. Monetary gifts can be accepted through the Department of Philanthropy. A special thanks to those of you who have already designated their Give Well contribution to Mission Rathbun House!

If your church, school or community group would like to host a supply or food drive of their own, contact Rathbun House at (828) 251-0595 or by email: Caryl.Dean@msj.org or Christian.Witt@msj.org for a full wish list.

* Foods accepted (must not have expired dates)

Dry Goods

  • Coffee creamer
  • Sugar packets
  • Herbal tea
  • Coffee filters (12-cup size)
  • Packaged snacks/candy
  • Granola bars
  • Cake and brownie mix, frosting
  • Jello and pudding cups
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Microwave and boxed meals
  • Boxed cereal
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Bottled water/juice

Canned Goods

  • Soups
  • Pasta
  • Fruits
  • Meats
  • Chili and stew
  • Gravy (boxed or canned)

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April 24, 2017