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Jupiter Medical Center Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys to 78 Area Families

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Contact: Ernestine Williams



JUPITER, FLORIDA (November 19, 2018) Thanksgiving will be a bit brighter for 78 families in need, thanks to a contribution from Jupiter Medical Center, and the Palm Beach Harvest. The medical center donated 78 turkeys, weighing between 20 and 24 pounds each, to Palm Beach Harvest with the goal of serving families who might otherwise have to forgo a turkey dinner for the holiday.

“At Jupiter Medical Center, we believe that our mission of enhancing our community’s health and well-being extends beyond the boundaries of our hospital,” said Don McKenna, president and chief executive officer. “We hope this donation will bring joy to deserving families in our region.”

More than 230,000 people in Palm Beach County go without one or more meals each month, according to Deborah Morgan, CEO and executive director of Palm Beach Harvest. Food banks, churches, and other non-profits rely on millions of pounds of donations that Palm Beach Harvest provides each year in order to feed the hungry.

"Palm Beach Harvest is so grateful to Jupiter Medical Center for donating turkeys to give to those who would not be able to have a Thanksgiving Day meal,” Morgan said. “Seventy-eight families will now have full tummies and family gatherings with memories to cherish! Thank you, Jupiter Medical Center, for your kind generosity and help with ‘Meeting the Need to Feed.’"

To learn more about Palm Beach Harvest and how you can support its effort to feed the community, visit

About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center consisting of 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center is reimagining how to restore the community’s health and wellness. Award-winning physicians, world-class partnerships and innovative techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in cardiology, oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency and pediatric services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health.

Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,650 team members, 637 physicians and 640 volunteers. Jupiter Medical Center continues to perform in the top 10 percent of hospitals for patient quality and satisfaction. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit