Sutter Health Donates $272,500 to Support Community Food Banks

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Community Benefit, Scroll Images

Nine-year tally exceeds $2 million, feeding those in need

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced a nearly quarter-million-dollar donation to 28 food banks across Northern California, and in Oregon and Hawaii. The donation by the not-for-profit health network enables local food banks to provide healthy meals or bags of food to those in need.

“Hunger can have a lifetime impact on the health and wellness on the most vulnerable in our communities. Children who are hungry often struggle to learn and adults who are hungry often struggle to earn a living. With these donations, and through our ongoing partnerships with local food banks, Sutter Health can help feed and nurture our communities and help create a healthier world—one meal at a time,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. senior vice-president and chief medical officer of Sutter Health.

Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past nine years total more than $2 million—which has fed countless individuals and families.

“River City Food Bank is grateful to Sutter Health for its ongoing partnership and support of our mission to provide nourishing food to those in need in our community—especially as we head into the holidays,” said Eileen Thomas, executive director, River City Food Bank in Sacramento.

Jessica Vaughan, development director for Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca added, “Second Harvest is beyond humbled to have a partner like Sutter that understands the value of providing life sustaining meals not only during the holidays but beyond. Their continued generosity this year will provide many meals to those in need in our community.”

Sutter Health’s Commitment to Communities
As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. Sutter Health’s total community benefit investment was $669 million in 2016. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education and community clinics.

2017 Sutter Health Food Bank Donations
Community City Amount
Central Valley
The Salvation Army – Modesto Citadel Modesto $20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Manteca $15,000
Tracy Interfaith Ministries Tracy $10,000
The Salvation Army – Los Banos Los Banos $2,500
Manna Ministries Los Banos $2,500
East Bay Area
Alameda County Food Bank Oakland $12,500
Food Bank of Contra Costa Concord $25,000
Food Pantry of Davis Street Family Resource Center San Leandro $12,500
North Coast
Brookings Harbor Community Helpers, Inc. Brookings, Oregon $1,000
Rural Human Services Crescent City $1,500
Greater Sacramento Area
Beale Air Force Base Operation Warm Heart Yuba City $1,000
Brownsville Lutheran Ranch Church Brownsville $1,000
Elk Grove Food Bank Elk Grove $6,000
Food Bank of Solano and Contra Costa County Concord $6,000
Interfaith Food Bank Jackson $3,500
Placer Food Bank Roseville $9,000
River City Food Bank Sacramento $15,000
The Salvation Army Yuba City $2,500
Yolo Food Bank Woodland $6,000
San Francisco and North Bay Area
Ceres Project Sebastopol $15,000
Kelseyville Food Pantry Lakeport $5,000
Redwood Empire Food Bank Santa Rosa $15,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco $22,500
Marin Food Bank Marin $10,000
South Bay Area
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties San Jose $33,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County Watsonville $16,500
Hawaii (served by Sutter Health’s Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health)
Aloha Harvest Honolulu $1,250
Hawaii Food Bank Honolulu $1,250

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