King of Prussia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2016 -- ImageFIRST, the national healthcare linen and laundry specialists, have established themselves not only as a valuable vendor partner to healthcare providers seeking to improve patient satisfaction, but also as a company that consistently makes a difference in the communities they serve. ImageFIRST's second annual Community Giving Day was held on October 7th, a fitting celebration for a company that participates in dozens of charitable activities each year and keeps community giving at the heart of its purpose.
On October 7th, the ImageFIRST corporate office spent the day at the Share Food Program in Philadelphia. The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to relieving hunger for low-income residents. Started 30 years ago, the nonprofit now serves more than 600,000 people in the Philadelphia area, 40% of whom are children. The Share Food Program felt like the perfect opportunity for ImageFIRST's efforts as the theme of this year's Community Giving Day was "Care and Connect."
Closing the office for the day, more than 25 associates volunteered their time by organizing, boxing and preparing food items for delivery. The ImageFIRST team managed to pack 1,200 boxes - some 36,000 lbs. of food - onto 30 pallets in one day. After each pallet was shrink-wrapped, associates celebrated by ringing a cowbell, as a nod to their remarkable mascot, Violet the Purple Cow.
The ImageFIRST team was elated to be able to help put food on the table of families in their local community during their own special corporate holiday. Nearly a dozen other ImageFIRST locations across the nation participated in the event. To learn more about everything ImageFIRST does, both in their professional and charitable settings, interested parties are encouraged to visit the website at http://www.imagefirst.com/.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the outpatient medical market. ImageFIRST's 36 locations nationwide serve over 6,000 medical offices every week, providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs and much more while partnering with facilities to better manage linen inventory. With a customer retention rate of over 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving patient satisfaction through quality linens and remarkable service: their Comfort Care® gowns product line increases patients' favorable perception of a facility by more than 50%.