Desert Oasis Healthcare returns as sponsor of FIND Food Bank Telethon on Friday, April 5
(March 19, 2019 – Palm Springs, CA) When the phones start ringing for FIND Food Bank’s annual fundraising telethon on Friday, April 5, employee volunteers from Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) again will be there answering them. CBS Local-2 will be broadcasting their smiling faces – along with other volunteers who share DOHC’s commitment to helping alleviate food insecurity in our communities.
“We hope we’ll be processing lots of donations that evening. This is something we care deeply about because good nutrition is one of the pillars of good health. The work that FIND does with making a dollar stretch to feed so many is truly inspiring.”
Dr. Marc Hoffing, Medical Director at Desert Oasis Healthcare
Food insecurity – defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food – is one of the many causes DOHC supports with its annual giving to local community organizations. But DOHC employees are also involved with fighting hunger on a personal level. They have been participating in a virtual food drive with monetary donations, as well as filling FIND Food Bank barrels with canned food and dried goods placed at various locations throughout the DOHC service area.
Last year, DOHC gave $15,000 to Mizell Senior Center to purchase a new delivery vehicle for its Meals On Wheels program that serves nearly 500 meals each day to homebound seniors throughout the Coachella Valley from Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs to the North Shore of the Salton Sea. At Mizell’s 2019 “Stars Among Us” gala fundraiser, DOHC gave another $25,000 – this time, as a commitment that will be renewed annually over a total of five years.
“The Meals On Wheels drivers from Mizell are not only making sure that Seniors are eating regularly but also checking that they haven’t fallen or become ill,” continued Dr. Hoffing. “FIND Food Bank serves an equally vital role in fighting hunger with both regular and emergency food distributions to families and individuals, as well as through its mobile pantry and a summer program for kids who might otherwise go hungry when not receiving meals at school. We’re grateful to be able to support the work of both FIND and Mizell in fighting hunger right here in our communities.”
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Desert Oasis Healthcare
About Desert Oasis Healthcare
Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventive health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit www.mydohc.com.