Staff members from the Emerald Coast Hospice offices here will be blanketing the community throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the MANNA Food Bank as part of the company’s 8th Annual Food Drive.
As part of the Gentiva Health Services family of home health and hospice providers, employees at the Emerald Coast Hospice Pensacola and Pace offices and their fellow employees 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 7th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 382,702 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 continue to face increasing demands due to our troubling economy,” said Cathy LaPaugh, RN, 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.”
Emerald Coast Hospice provides a full range of hospice services to patients in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Its Pensacola and Pace offices are part of the Gentiva Health Services, Inc. family of companies, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services. While its offices are staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, 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 Emerald Coast Hospice superior hospice services should contact Cathy LaPaugh at 438-2201. The Emerald Coast Hospice Pensacola office is located at 1555 N Palafox Street.