Sutter Health Donates $265,000 to Support Community Food Banks

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Scroll Images, Uncategorized

Food insecurity impacts the health and well-being of local communities

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced more than 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.

“While the issue of hunger typically comes into sharper focus during this season, it is a year-round problem that far too many people in our communities face every day,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “I’m proud that Sutter Health has long been a part of a greater effort to help those who need it most.”

Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past 10 years total more than $2 million—which has fed countless individuals and families.

Donald Hartman, human resources director of Sutter Davis Hospital and board member of the Yolo Food Bank added: “By providing nourishment to our neighbors, food banks are partners in raising the quality of life for those who live and do business in our regions. This donation complements the many other ways Sutter Health works to achieve our mission—to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve—and it makes a difference for thousands.”

“Food insecurity has a huge impact on people battling health issues, ” said Isha Jethi, MSW, MHA, ACM, social work supervisor for Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. “What people put in their bodies really makes a difference in their health. Eating junk food and food that they can easily get their hands on not only affects their current health, but leads to consistent behavior patterns which cause ongoing poor health. Giving everyone an opportunity to get the food that they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle – that’s huge.” Hear more from Isha in the video below.

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 $612 million in 2017. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education and community clinics.

2018 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 $20,000
Food Bank of Contra Costa Concord $20,000
Davis Street Family Resource Center Food Pantry San Leandro $10,000
Samuel Merritt University Student Food Pantry Oakland $5,000
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 $6,250
Lake County Hunger Task Force Lakeport $10,000
Redwood Empire Food Bank Santa Rosa $6,250
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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