For Immediate Release

FHCN staff and volunteers
Family takes photo with Santa while picking up holiday basket.


Visalia, CA – On Monday, December 9th, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) was proud to extend holiday cheer to families in 24 communities located in Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties. Altogether the FHCN Anita Fund helped hundreds of families with holiday food baskets, blankets, and gifts this year, which included over 300 children. Staff and volunteers prepared baskets on Saturday and Monday morning to be given away as part of the organization’s Anita Fund, a tradition of FHCN for over 30 years.

“Family HealthCare Network is thankful for staff contributions to keep this three decade long tradition alive. These baskets have an incredible impact on families and we’re honored to be a part of their holiday season,” stated FHCN President & CEO Kerry Hydash.

FHCN staff and volunteers
FHCN staff and volunteers prepare holiday baskets on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Recipients of the gift and food baskets are patients of FHCN, nominated by staff, who are encountering challenges and need a helping hand during the holidays. Family HealthCare Network staff donations collected throughout the year enabled FHCN to provide each family with an 18- gallon tote of food, and gifts for children 0-18 years. Gift baskets also included fresh produce donated by the Community Food Bank of Central California and donations were also received from the Walmart Distribution Center.

Community health representatives and AmeriCorps volunteers alongside Santa offered children a special holiday experience. Families were able to take photos with Santa when picking up baskets at FHCN’s corporate office in Visalia, Resource Center in Porterville, Hanford Health Center, Ambulatory Care Center in Fresno, and Self Help’s Villa de Guadalupe in Orosi. Baskets were also delivered to patients without means of transportation.

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About Family HealthCare Network:

 Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 34 sites, 29 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare, Fresno, and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With over 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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