Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sutter Health and Sutter Amador Hospital Partner with the Interfaith Food Bank

Part of Quarter-Million-Dollar Donation to 29 Northern California Food Banks

Jackson, Calif. November 20, 2012 – Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital, presented a $2,000
donation today to the Interfaith Food Bank in Jackson on behalf of Sutter Health. The contributions mark the fourth year of donations by the not-for-profit network to local food banks and comprise a portion of this year’s $255,000 total donation benefitting 29 food banks throughout Northern California.

Food banks say that monetary donations help maximize the amount of food available for the hungry – in many instances, a $1 donation can translate to approximately $5 worth of distributed food.
“Healthy investments in our community can help lead to healthier families,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter
Amador Hospital. “A well-balanced, healthy lifestyle begins with nutritious food on the table. Through the great work of our community partners, we hope to help make a difference in the lives of those who need it.”
Platt adds, “Many of our employees and physicians lend their compassionate hearts to those in need by
preparing meal baskets that feed entire families. Our Ancillary Services Director, Kim Vagt also serves on the Interfaith Food Bank board.”

The Sutter Health network has donated $1,017,500 over the past four years to food banks in local communities. The donations are provided on behalf of the health care network’s approximately 47,000 compassionate network and affiliate employees, plus caring physicians and dedicated volunteers as an extension of Sutter’s not-for-profit mission. 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. Learn more about Sutter’s commitment to communities.

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