PAMF Donates $50,000 to Local Food Banks this Season
Part of $252 Million Donation by Sutter Health to Northern California Food Banks
One in six people in California go hungry, including many in Bay Area and Northern California residents. To help provide meals for those in need, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, has donated $50,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County this holiday season. The contribution is part of a $252,000 donation by Sutter Health to 27 food banks throughout Northern California, which includes the Alameda County Community Food Bank in the East Bay.
“We are honored to make this donation on behalf of our employees, doctors and volunteers, whose hard work allows us to be a compassionate neighbor to families in need,” said PAMF CEO Richard Slavin, M.D. “We are pleased to be partnering with area food banks to help families stay well nourished and healthy.”
On average, every dollar donated to food banks translates to more than four meals served. Over the past six years, Sutter Health’s donations to community food banks total more than $1.4 million, which benefits countless individuals and families.
As a not-for-profit organization, Sutter Health believes in giving back. 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 $901 million.
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