Gentiva Home Health’s Hiawatha Office Launches Food Drive to Benefit Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) Food Reservoir
July 28, 2016 at 8:26 AM
Local Office Contact:
Amy Shinneman, BSN/RN, Branch Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gentiva Home Health’s Hiawatha Office Launches Food Drive to Benefit
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) Food Reservoir
Hiawatha, IA; July 29, 2015 — Staff members from the Gentiva Home Health office will be blanketing the Cedar Rapids and Coralville locale throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) Food Reservoir as part of the company’s 12th Annual Food Drive.
Employees at the Gentiva Home Health’s Hiawatha office 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 last year’s tally, when the company’s 11th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 390,582 pounds– or 195 tons – 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 backs, pantries and other charitable organizations face increasing demands for assistance,” said Amy Shinneman, Hiawatha’s Branch Director. “Because we have great working relationships with the area healthcare organizations and share their goal of a more health communicy, 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 Home Health provides skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Linn County, and portions of Benton, Blackhawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Delaware, Iowa, Johnson, and Jones counties. The Hiawatha office 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 about Gentiva’s Home Health services should contact Amy Shinneman, Branch Director, at 319-393-4742. The Hiawatha office is located at 1067 North Center Point Road, in Hiawatha.
About Kindred at Home
Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is a leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services throughout the United States. Kindred at Home delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit www.kindredathome.com.
# # #