HRHCare at the Mattituck Strawberry Festival

Strawberry FestivalPeekskill, NY – HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare), a nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center offering a range of medical services for underserved communities throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island, is proud to support the Mattituck Lions Club 61st Annual Strawberry Festival on June 20th and 21st. More than a dozen HRHCare AmeriCorps members and volunteers will be present to offer free blood pressure screenings and distribute information on the seven HRHCare Health Centers in Suffolk County. The HRHCare booth will also provide games, giveaways and general health information for visitors to the festival.

For 61 years the Mattituck Lions Club has brought the community together for a mid-June weekend of fun just as the North Fork strawberry crop is reaching its peak and bursting with flavor. Visitors to the festival will be able to sample the fresh crop as well as a wide variety of strawberry confections, enjoy live music and visit the vendor booths offering arts, crafts and community services. The festival is topped off with a fireworks display and the crowning of the new Strawberry Queen.

Visit the HRHCare booth in the nonprofit vendor section of the Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday the 21st at 1175 County Road 48 in Mattituck, New York, between 10 AM and 5 PM. For additional information on the festival, contact Katie Comando, the 2008 Strawberry Queen, at

About HRHCare

HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  Founded in 1975 to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, HRHCare has grown to include 24 directly operated health centers and six sub-recipient health centers delivering care throughout a 10 county region of New York to 135,000 patients with over 200 primary care practitioners.

HRHCare provides comprehensive services including adult and pediatric care; obstetrical and gynecological care; family planning; HIV counseling, testing and referral; dental services; mental health counseling; nutrition counseling; podiatry; WIC services; health education; and a full complement of outreach, translation, transportation, benefits counseling and health insurance enrollment assistance.

HRHCare has a profound commitment to the communities it serves and works to improve community health through partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders including local businesses, social service agencies, housing organizations, food banks, agricultural worker alliances and other community organizations.

For more information contact:

Jeffrey Palmer

914.425.0890 /

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