Healthfield Hospice holding month-long food drive

Staff members from the Healthfield Hospice office here will be blanketing the community Aug. 1-31, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Community Welcome House as part of the Company’s 6th Annual Food Drive.

Healthfield Hospice employees at the Newnan office and their counterparts around the country 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 national record, when the company’s 5th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 94,000 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 face rising demand and a chronic lack of necessary supplies due to the economy and global food shortages,” said Beth, Healthfield Hospice’s Newnan Branch Director. “We also know that proper nutrition is important for the well-being of the people that we serve. In these especially hard economic times, more people are at risk for poor nutrition and hunger. 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.”

Healthfield Hospice provides hospice services to patients in our local community. Its Newnan office is owned and operated by Gentiva Health Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of high-quality, comprehensive home health, hospice and related services. Healthfield Hospice’s offices are staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents. At the same time, Gentiva’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 Healthfield Hospice’s superior hospice services should contact Philip Leonard at 770-502-1104. The Healthfield Hospice office is located at 2525 Hwy 34 E, Newnan GA 30265