Sutter Health Donates $272,500 to Support Community Food Banks
Nine-year tally exceeds $2 million, feeding those in need
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sutter Health today announced a nearly 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.
“Hunger can have a lifetime impact on the health and wellness on the most vulnerable in our communities. Children who are hungry often struggle to learn and adults who are hungry often struggle to earn a living. With these donations, and through our ongoing partnerships with local food banks, Sutter Health can help feed and nurture our communities and help create a healthier world—one meal at a time,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. senior vice-president and chief medical officer of Sutter Health.
Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks over the past nine years total more than $2 million—which has fed countless individuals and families.
“River City Food Bank is grateful to Sutter Health for its ongoing partnership and support of our mission to provide nourishing food to those in need in our community—especially as we head into the holidays,” said Eileen Thomas, executive director, River City Food Bank in Sacramento.
Jessica Vaughan, development director for Second Harvest Food Bank in Manteca added, “Second Harvest is beyond humbled to have a partner like Sutter that understands the value of providing life sustaining meals not only during the holidays but beyond. Their continued generosity this year will provide many meals to those in need in our community.”
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 $669 million in 2016. These funds supported traditional charity care, unreimbursed Medi-Cal costs, health education and community clinics.
|2017 Sutter Health Food Bank Donations|
|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||$12,500|
|Food Bank of Contra Costa||Concord||$25,000|
|Food Pantry of Davis Street Family Resource Center||San Leandro||$12,500|
|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|
|Kelseyville Food Pantry||Lakeport||$5,000|
|Redwood Empire Food Bank||Santa Rosa||$15,000|
|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)|
|Hawaii Food Bank||Honolulu||$1,250|