Western Health Advantage - November 2018

Every Thanksgiving morning, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ (SFBFS) staff and volunteers wake up before the sun and head to East Sacramento. Families brew coffee, lace up their running shoes and don turkey hats. Sacramento comes out in droves to enjoy Run to Feed the Hungry (RTFTH) and give back to local families before their big meal. The fun morning filled with family and community pride, would not be possible without the support of the events title sponsor, Western Health Advantage (WHA).


2018 marks Western Health Advantage’s sixth year of sponsoring Run to Feed the Hungry. WHA became involved with SFBFS as volunteers, coming to sort food and give back as a group. Later they decided they especially wanted to support RTFTH because of the healthy, community oriented nature of the event. When asked what WHA loves about RTFTH, Event Coordinator Raman Banwait said, “We at Western Health Advantage love to see the community come together on such a special occasion to support those in need.”

Did you know that all the proceeds from Run to Feed the Hungry directly benefit SFBFS? Sponsorship from WHA means that the cost of operating RTFTH, including keeping streets safe, making sure everyone receives a t-shirt and countless other details, does not take away from the funds raised to support local families in need. Raman says, “We support SFBFS because it is the right thing to do and SFBFS helps those in need whom we cannot. What SFBFS does is a great service to the community that any company who cares about the community should support.” Contributions from sponsors like WHA mean that every dollar raised by RTFTH participants sustains 14 critical programs and services year round.

Sponsorship is not the only way WHA enjoys RTFTH. Every year, staff and members of WHA form a team and participate together with friends and family. In fact, Team Western Health Advantage has grown year after year! WHA loves encouraging employees and members to do fun, family activities in the community.

You won’t want to miss this year’s Run to Feed the Hungry. Take it from Raman, who notes, “The crowd sure are a lively bunch for such an early morning!” Please join Western Health Advantage and Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services in celebrating 25 years of Run to Feed the Hungry, a Sacramento tradition!

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