Friday, January 13, 2012

Hendry-Glades Health Department Helping Out

Boxes Of Food Delivered To Community Homes
LABELLE, FL. --  Every year during the holidays, many people think about the hunger issue in our county. Boxes for food donations appear at the entry and exit doors of many offices and agencies. 

Holiday Help 002.jpg(photo: Peggy Baxter and Gracie Urias from the Hendry County Health Department – Healthy Start Program)

The thought of someone going hungry during the holidays and the reality that children might not have a family meal inspired many Hendry County Health Department employees to dig deeper into their pockets and their pantries to help local families. 

Through the initiative of the Healthy Start program, the health department was able to help 36 families this holiday season.

Healthy Start staff members worked hard to gather and deliver food to families that may not be able to access the local food pantries. Many of these families do not have transportation to travel back and forth to get the services and help they need.

There are lots of families in our community that are struggling to make ends meet. More and more “regular” people with jobs are finding themselves in need of assistance. Any one of us could find ourselves in that situation someday.

-from Hendry-Glades Health Dept.

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