Hudson River Health Care Food Day-Make a Difference Day
Brings Healthy Food and Healthy Living to the Amenia Community
Food Collection Drive, Nutritious Recipes, and Flu Shots Available at Amenia Health Center
Food Day in Amenia: Friday, October 25, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Make a Difference Day: Saturday, October 26, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Amenia Health Center
3360 Route 343
Amenia, NY 12501
Peekskill, NY (October 14, 2013) – Hudson River Health Care (HRHCare), a not-for-profit, federally qualified health care system offering a range of medical services at its facilities throughout New York State, announced today that it will hold its annual Food Day and Make A Difference Day in Amenia on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26 at the Amenia Health Center in Amenia, New York. This year’s event focuses on improving the wellbeing and the health of the community, featuring healthy cooking tips from registered dietician, Laura Wolfe, RD, and a food drive to collect nutritious food for local food pantries.
“Our mission is to provide communities throughout New York with access to affordable healthcare, and one of our priorities is promoting healthy lifestyles,” said Anne Kauffman, MPH, President and CEO of HRHCare. “Food Day and Make A Difference Day are our way of helping the residents of Amenia find new and delicious ways to maintain a healthy diet, and collect healthy for local food pantries. Every year we are more and more impressed with the community support, and we are looking forward to this year’s event.”
Food Day and Make a Difference Day in Amenia is a two-day event, focusing on the overall wellbeing of residents in the Amenia community. In addition to the food collection and information session, HRHCare will also have a nurse on-hand to give residents an opportunity to receive a flu shot without being charged for a co-payment.
Food Day-Make a Difference Day is co-sponsored by Dutchess CAP/Ned Corps and HRHCare in collaboration with the Eastern Dutchess Rural Health Network.