EXTON, Pa., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morphotek®, Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., announced today that it has successfully completed a campaign to collect 8,792 pounds of food from its employees, more than 5 times as much as it collected last year. With approximately 200 employees at Morphotek, this number equates to over 40 pounds of food donated per employee. The food will be donated to local needy families through collaboration with Philabundance, the area's largest food bank and hunger relief organization.
Last year, Morphotek employees collected over 1750 pounds of food; this year's substantial increase reflects both increased awareness and commitment on the part of Morphotek to help address the challenges so many area families currently face in meeting basic necessities in difficult economic times.
Morphotek's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Martin D. Phillips, is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Philabundance. In response to this year's results, Dr. Phillips stated, "This is a very nice demonstration of the commitment of the employees of both Morphotek and Philabundance to the welfare of our neighbors in the Delaware Valley. It exemplifies our human health care credo, which includes not only support of our communities and patients in developing medicines, but also to become personally involved in understanding their needs."
Philabundance reduces hunger and food inse
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