FHCN distributes holiday baskets to 200 families in need in Goshen & Ivanhoe

Visalia, CA – Through the month of December, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) in partnership with the Visalia Emergency Aid (VEA) distributed canned foods, stuffing, fresh produce, and poultry to create 200 holiday baskets for families. Children under the age of 15 also received a toy.


Recipients of the holiday baskets submitted applications to the VEA, and families meeting income criteria were identified by FHCN staff. On December 21st, Holiday baskets were distributed at the Goshen and Ivanhoe Health Centers for the families’ convenience.


Family HealthCare Network has partnered with the VEA for over 10 years to distribute the holiday baskets in the communities.  “We hope that the holiday baskets bring comfort to the families this holiday season,” stated Kerry Hydash, President & CEO for FHCN.  This is the second holiday basket distribution for FHCN.  Family HealthCare Network provided 108 families with holiday baskets on December 4th through the organization’s Anita Fund. The Anita Fund is a 25 year tradition of the organization where employees donate annually to provide holiday baskets to patients nominated by staff members.


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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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