Emerald Coast Hospice launches a food drive to benefit Caring and Sharing

Special to The Sun

Staff members from the Emerald Coast Hospice offices will blanket the Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa County areas throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Caring and Sharing as part of the company’s 11th Annual Food Drive.

Emerald Coast Hospice offices and their sister companies, Gentiva Home Health and Senior Homecare, are placing the food collection bags at various locations in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating last year’s tally, when the company’s 10th Annual Food Drive yielded more than 838,000 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.

“As active members of the community, we know that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations continue to face increasing demands for assistance,” said Alishia Gonzales, Emerald Coast Hospice executive director. “We look forward to working with our community, and we encourage local healthcare providers to contact us for more information on how they can participate in this community effort. As a nonprofit hospice organization, giving back to our community is a top priority for our team.”

Emerald Coast Hospice provides the full range of hospice services to patients in Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa counties. The Fort Walton Beach and Miramar Beach offices are an affiliate of Kindred at Home, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services.

Anyone who would like to learn more about Emerald Coast Hospice services should contact Alishia Gonzales at either the Miramar Beach location 850-837-2589 or Fort Walton Beach location 850-862-1069.