Delaware County officials celebrated the anniversary of the county health department on Monday in partnership with Murphy’s Giving Market, 7408 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby.
County council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor noted the ongoing work of Delaware County Health Delivers, which is a staff-oriented food and resource collection drive aimed at helping those in Delaware County.
The county said Delivers collects nonperishable food, clothing, and essential needs from the health department and other county participants and delivers them personally to the community through Murphy’s Giving Market.
Over the past several weeks, staff members have generated, sorted and packaged donations to support the initiative, the county said.
Board Member Edward Brown accepted donations on behalf of Murphy’s.
“We are proud to celebrate our 1-year anniversary through DCHD Delivers and to partner with Murphy’s Giving Market to help our community members,” said Delaware County Health Director Melissa Lyon. “Today we are here for something that is even more important to us: We are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the beginning of our relationship with the people of Delaware County.”
“To say that starting up a County Department from the ground up during a pandemic is a huge undertaking is an understatement,” Taylor said. “Thank you to Delaware County Health Department Director Melissa Lyon and her team, Board of Health President Rosemary Halt and the entire board, and the many community partners we have throughout the county who share in the Health department’s vision to provide the Delaware County community with access to the resources that provide the opportunity to lead a healthy and productive life.”