SAN MARCOS, TX – The Daily Bread Café, the primary restaurant for staff, visitors and patients at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), has a new look, faster services and more healthy choices thanks to a recent generous $45,000 donation from the CTMC Auxiliary.
The expansion and remodeling project began in late 2010 and is now complete. Patrons of the eatery are already enjoying the improvements. A portion of the donation by the CTMC Auxiliary brought “ID badge-swipe-for-purchase” capabilities to the Café, which were also recently implemented as part of the renovation and expansion.
“We are pleased to offer a new variety of food choices for our guests,” said Alicia Westfall, CTMC Food and Nutrition Manager. “It is important to make healthy decisions when eating and our new menu items will allow our guests to maintain a healthy diet.”
The Daily Bread Café has a new corner entrance which opens up to a new build-your-own sandwich bar, new grab-n-go coolers, an expanded salad bar, additional seating and a separate cashier to meet the growing demands of more employees, physicians and guests alike during mealtimes at the busy hospital.
“It is a pleasure to see how much of a difference the CTMC Auxiliary’s donation has made,” said Carolyn Sue Wells, CTMC Auxiliary President. “Donations like this are possible thanks to the generous support of CTMC staff, volunteers, and the general public for purchases made in our gift shop and participation in our fundraisers.”
In addition to providing a large volunteer labor pool, the CTMC Auxiliary raises funds for the hospital each year through a variety of sources, including operation of the hospital’s lobby and online Gift Shop, vending machines throughout the campus and several individual fundraisers, including their upcoming “Masquerade Fundraiser”, Friday, Feb. 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in CTMC’s main classroom. A variety of costume jewelry will be on sale. Proceeds go to the CTMC Auxiliary, which benefits projects like the Daily Bread Café expansion.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at CTMC please contact Belinda Gardner at 512-753-3685.
(CTMC volunteers Joyce Garrett and Betty Champagne with CTMC Food and Nutrition Manager, Alicia Westfall, inside Daily Bread Café. To view more photos from the Daily Bread Cafe, click on the photo above.)