Visalia, CA – On Monday, December 4th, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) donated holiday food baskets, blankets, and gifts to 108 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 over 25 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 continues to be an impactful opportunity for our staff to support the communities that are the very foundation of FHCN,” stated FHCN President & CEO Kerry Hydash.

Recipients of the gift and food baskets are patients of FHCN, nominated by clinical 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 the Walmart Distribution Center.  Family HealthCare Network staff donations collected throughout the year also enabled FHCN to provide fresh whole chickens, canned foods, 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 3rd. On Monday, December 4th, FHCN staff also volunteered to distribute the baskets along with Santa, to 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 new Hanford Health Center.

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About Family HealthCare Network:

Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 23 sites, 19 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 just under 200 clinical providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services, including family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, adult and children’s dentistry, pharmacy, internal medicine, behavioral health, nutritional counseling, health education, case management, community health and outreach, and eligibility assistance. An array of specialty services such as optometry, chiropractic care, podiatry, perinatology, endocrinology and general surgery complement our full list of services offered.  Family HealthCare Network also offers free transportation and extended evening and weekend hours. Family HealthCare Network 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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