To close 2016 with a warm and compassionate note, NETA Cares launched its first annual holiday food drive in early November. As part of our mission, we strive to improve the quality of patients’ lives through personalized care. We encouraged all of the NETA family to be involved alongside of us.
Northampton donated 294 pounds of food to the Northampton Survival Center. This organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income individuals and families throughout Hampshire County by providing nutritious food and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Donations were made throughout the entire holiday season.
NETA Franklin supported the Franklin Food Pantry, which supports 504 households in the community in 2016. From those households, the pantry aided 322 children, 158 seniors, 1,111 individuals overall. NETA Franklin was able gather 389 individual non-perishable items over the course of 2 weeks. This drive lasted until just before Thanksgiving.
Our Brookline location collected 98 cans and packages of food for Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, Boston Chapter. This group is committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. The drive lasted until just before Thanksgiving as well.
Across all of these programs, NETA made a matching contribution of $1 for every can or package of food donated at each location.
We were thankful to have worked with such meaningful organizations to help our fellow neighbors. We anticipate having other community-wide philanthropy efforts throughout the year. Keep checking back to our NETA Cares section for more updates.