Sutter Health Employees Help Fight Hunger
Part of $255,000 Donation to Northern California Food Banks
One of every six people in the United States goes hungry. To help fight hunger throughout Northern California this winter, Sutter Health donated a quarter-million-dollars to 29 local food banks, and many of the not-for-profit network’s employees, physicians and staff extended their holiday spirit by devoting time to serving those in need.
Made on behalf of Sutter Health network employees, physicians, staff and volunteers, donations will enable partner food banks in 26 different Northern California communities to serve plentiful meals to more families who struggle to put food on their dinner tables. Monetary donations allow food banks to maximize their impact, as every dollar donated becomes approximately 4.5 meals.
“Healthy investments in our neighborhoods lead to healthier communities,” said Pat Fry, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “A well-balanced, healthy lifestyle begins with nutritious food on the table. Through the great work of our longstanding community partners, we hope to help make a difference in the lives of those who experience hunger.”
Fry adds, “Many of our network’s employees, physicians and staff lend their compassionate hearts and hard working hands to those who go hungry, from preparing meal baskets that feed entire families to serving hot meals in their community.”
Over the past four years, Sutter Health has donated $1,017,500 food banks in local communities. In addition to ongoing community commitments, last year, Sutter Health’s investment in care and services for the poor and underserved and benefits for the broader community amounted to $756 million.
See how employees, physicians and staff gave a helping hand this season.