For Immediate Release
(Gardena, CA – June 17, 2016) – Memorial Hospital of Gardena, a facility of Avanti Hospitals, collected and donated food in support of the Fifth Annual Feed SoCal hunger initiative, which is a statewide drive to end food insecurity.
In an effort to end hunger, the Feed SoCal Hunger Initiative gives the community an opportunity to participate by donating non-perishable food items. Vons, Albertsons, ABC7, Pavilions, Subaru, ESPN LA 710, Mathis Brothers, Ontario Auto Center and Southern California regional food banks have partnered up for this initiative. In LA County, one out of seven people are without access to affordable, nutritious food.
“Food insecurity is prevalent in the county and members of our community experience this on a daily basis,” says Kathy Wojno, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hospital of Gardena. “Our participation reflects our organization’s pride and commitment to improving the lives of those vulnerable in our community.” Staff at Memorial Hospital of Gardena rallied together to collect food in support of this cause. All food collected for the initiative will be shared with 625 partner agencies who feed the hungry.
About Avanti Hospitals
The Avanti Hospitals, LLC system consists of Memorial Hospital of Gardena, Coast Plaza Hospital, East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital, and Community Hospital of Huntington Park. All four acute care hospitals are located near Los Angeles, California. Avanti’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare services to their community with consistency and compassion, which they achieve by focusing on hospitals in underserved areas that will benefit from this strategy. For more information, visit avantihospitals.com.