Gentiva Hospice to sponsor food drive

Published 7:12 pm Thursday, August 2, 2012

Staff members from the Gentiva Hospice office in Clanton will be going throughout Chilton County in August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center as part of the company’s Eighth Annual Food Drive.

As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Clanton office and their fellow employees around the country will be 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 all are aiming to beat last year’s national record, when the drive yielded more than 382,700 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations continueto face increasing demands due to our troubling economy,” said Teresa Blair, Executive Director. “We look forward to working with many area health organizations and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they and their employees can participate in this community effort.”

For more information about Gentiva’s services and the food drive, contact 205-755-1505.