Sutter Davis Hospital Donates Generously to Yolo Food Bank
WOODLAND – Sutter Davis Hospital, part of Sutter Health, donated $6,000 to the Yolo Food Bank on Friday.
Sutter Davis Hospital’s contribution marks the eighth year of donations by the not-for-profit network to local food banks and comprise a portion of Sutter Health’s $255,000 total donation benefiting 30 food banks throughout Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii.
Food banks say that monetary donations help maximize the amount of food available for the hungry – in many instances, a $1 donation can translate to approximately $5 worth of distributed food.
“Our community’s food banks are a vital source of nutritious food for families who, at times, may have to choose between food, rent or heat for their home,” said Sarah Krevans, President and CEO, Sutter Health.
The Sutter Health network has donated $1.8 million over the past eight years to food banks in local communities. The donations are provided on behalf of the health care network’s approximately 50,000 compassionate network and affiliate employees, plus caring physicians and dedicated volunteers as an extension of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission.
Yolo Food Bank is in the midst of expanding its facility. The food bank will move into a new warehouse across the street from its current location allowing the organization to increase food storage capacity, facilitate nutrition and cooking education, and provide space for job skills training and community engagement. Features will include a community learning room, multi-chambered cold storage room for repacking dry goods, expanded warehouse and loading docks, and a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen to produce food for the hungry and train clients, volunteers and students in culinary arts.
“By supporting our local food banks, Sutter Health is giving back to our communities as a whole,” said Don Hartman, HR Director, Sutter Davis Hospital. “This type of donation complements the many other ways our organization works to achieve our mission – to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve – and it makes a difference to thousands throughout the regions we serve.”
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