A month long collection of personal care items for individuals and families who visit the Caribou Bread of Life Soup Kitchen was hosted recently by a team at Cary Medical Center.

The collection was part of the hospital's mission to create healthier communities and help those who visit the soup kitchen from time to time for a hot meal.

A number of items were collected including toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, body wash, bar soap, and other related items.

Communications and Community Relations at Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services, Casey Bouchard explained, “The idea was originally presented to us by an attendee at this past year’s Health Fair. She mentioned that there had been several instances when she was serving at the Soup Kitchen and people would ask for personal care items such as shampoo or an extra roll of paper towels”

All of the collected items were presented to the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen during the hospital’s regularly scheduled visit, where a group of Cary volunteers served dinner on Wednesday, December 12th.