Visalia, CA – On Monday, December 5th, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) donated holiday food baskets, blankets, and gifts to 105 needy families from the communities of Cutler-Orosi, Hanford, Porterville, Farmersville, Terra Bella, Tulare, Traver, Visalia, Goshen, and Woodlake. Staff and volunteers were busy preparing the baskets to be given away as part of the organization’s Anita Fund, a tradition of FHCN for more than 26 years. Through the Anita Fund, FHCN employees donate on a monthly basis from their personal paychecks to provide annual holiday gifts and food baskets to support patients in need.
“The Anita Fund is a very special tradition of our organization, and a unique opportunity for our staff to support patients who could use a little extra help this holiday season,” stated FHCN President & CEO Kerry Hydash.
Recipients of the gift and food baskets are patients of FHCN, nominated by medical providers and other staff of the Network. The gift baskets included fresh produce donated by the Community Food Bank of Central California. FHCN also received support from South Corner Dairy and the Hanford Chamber of Commerce. FHCN staff donations collected throughout the year also enabled FHCN to provide a fresh whole chickens and canned food, blankets, and gifts for children in each family.
Community health representatives, along with community volunteers, began preparing the gift baskets at the organization’s corporate office in Visalia on Sunday, December 4th. On Monday, December 5th, FHCN staff also volunteered to distribute the baskets and dressed up as Santa
offer children a special holiday experience. Distribution to families occurred at FHCN’s corporate office in Visalia, the FHCN Resource Center in Porterville, at Self Help’s Villa de Guadalupe in Orosi, and FHCN’s Hanford Health Center.
For more information about Family HealthCare Network, please call 1-877-960-3426, or visit www.FHCN.org.
About Family HealthCare Network:
Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 22 sites, 18 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With more than 170 medical and dental providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services. FHCN also offers pharmacy services, free transportation, and extended evening and weekend hours. FHCN is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.
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