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Sutter Health Employees Donate 3,300 Pounds of Food to Local Food Banks

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Sutter Health donated more than 3,350 pounds of non-perishable items to seven food banks as part of the hospital’s month-long campaign to help food banks prepare for the busy holiday season.

Catherine Nishikawa, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

“The donations from Sutter Health employees aim to help provide local food banks with enough food to meet increased holiday demand and make sure that no table is empty on Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Angelika Corchado, community benefit associate with Sutter Health. “This is our fifth year supporting food banks in Northern California through our food drive, and each pound of food donated means a holiday meal for those in need.”

Boxes of stuffing, gravy, canned yams, rice, boxed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pie filling filled the donation bins at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

“I saw the bin at our hospital and remembered to stock up on holiday food items on my next trip to the grocery store,” said Catherine Nishikawa, manager of Nutrition and Food Services at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “It was easy to do and very heartwarming to know that I could help make a difference and help provide a meal.”

With more than 25 donations sites throughout Sutter Health, physicians, volunteers and employees helped supply seven food banks serving Amador, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Solano and Yolo counties.

“The food banks were overcome with emotion by our employees’ generosity,” said Corchado, who helped organize the campaign. “They were very thankful for the food items that will directly help them provide food to families on Thanksgiving.”

In 2016, Sutter Health donated $255,000 benefiting 30 food banks throughout Northern California, Oregon and Hawaii.

“By supporting our local food banks, Sutter Health is giving back to our communities as a whole,” said Corchado. “Our food drive complements the many other ways that our organization works to enhance the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve.”

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