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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!
Click on a link below to read archived Donor Spotlights:
November 2018 - Western Health Advantage
October 2018 - Yard House Sacramento
September 2018 - Sutter Health, Golden 1, Durst Organic Growers (Fresh Produce Drive)
August 2018 - St. Vincent de Paul (Refugee Resettlement Services)
July 2018 - KCRA/KQCA (Health & Nutrition)
June 2018 - Jackson Construction (Clothing)
May 2018 - Capitol Cup
April 2018 - Walmart Foundation (CalFresh)
April 2018 - Sacramento Public Library (SMUD EnergyHELP)
March 2018 - Enterprise (Partner Agency Network)
February 2018 - Walmart Foundation (Parent Education)
January 2018 - Morgan Stanley (Produce For All)
December 2017 - Bank of America (Refugee Resettlement Services)
November 2017 - Wells Fargo (Adult Education and Parent Education)
October 2017 - Rich Hanna (Run to Feed the Hungry)
September 2017 - C&S Wholesale Grocers (No Student Left Hungry)
August 2017 - Betty and Carol (Youth Education)
July 2017 - National Diaper Network (Parent Education)
June 2017 - Laura Martinez (Parent Education)
May 2017- Walmart Foundation (CalFresh)
April 2017 - Tim Madden (Adult Education)
March 2017 - Sutter Health (Produce for All)
February 2017 - Inspire Giving/Sac Metro Chamber (Clothing)
January 2017 - Sac County Dept. of Human Assistance (CalFresh)