Staff members from Gentiva Hospice will be blanketing the Barton County community throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Community Food Bank as part of the company’s 12th Annual Food Drive.
Employees at Gentiva Hospice and their fellow employees around the country – part of the Kindred at Home family of home healthcare – are placing the food collection bags at various healthcare facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating their tally from last year, when the company’s 11th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 838,000 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.
“Engaged home health providers are plugged into their community’s resources. That makes us aware of the fact that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face increasing demands for assistance,” said Erica Hays, Hospice Specialist. “Because we have great working relationships with area healthcare organizations and share their goal of a more healthy community, we think they are ideal partners as sites for food collection, and we encourage all local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”
Gentiva Hospice provides a full range of hospice services to patients in Barton, Stafford, Pratt, Pawnee, Reno and Rice counties. Gentiva is an affiliate of Kindred at Home, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services. While its local office is staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, Kindred at Home’s national scope allows it to bring substantial resources to its local offices that other companies often cannot provide.
Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more Gentiva’s services may contact Erica Hays at 620-664-5757.