‘Tis the Season To Give Back
At Health Concerns, we love the idea of making a difference in people’s lives through our products and through you, our practitioners. It’s an idea that drives us to strive for excellence at all times. We enjoy finding other ways to make an impact, as well. This year, we set about looking for the perfect opportunity to give back to the community in a way that would make a meaningful difference. This is after all, the time of the year when we are particularly mindful of the needs of those surrounding us.
We set some time aside to volunteer at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, a fantastic local non-profit and force for good here in the bay area. The ACCFB handles an incredible amount of food and relies on 12,000 volunteers each year to ensure they reach as many people in need as possible. Collecting and distributing enough food for 49,000, the organization serves one in six residents of Alameda County. The largest demographic served by ACCFB is made up of children and teens under 18, making up 42% of their clients. The second largest group is made up of people aged 50 years or older.
Each year, the Boy Scouts of America have a food drive, soliciting and collecting donations to benefit food banks nationwide. Thanks to these efforts, ACCFB’s three acre warehouse is packed with 115,000 pounds of donated food that will be fully cycled back into the community within a few short weeks. Health Concerns staff was there to help sort the many boxes of food that will eventually find their way to the homes of those who need it through various local outlets. Seeing the volunteers and food bank staff gathered and cheerful, ready to work for a common good on a brisk winter morning was a truly inspiring way to spend the day. If you are interested in making a donation to the ACCFB, you can find more information here.
During this holiday season, we hope you discover your own ways of finding the holiday spirit and spreading joy wherever possible.
Wishing you and yours all the best,
Happy Holidays from Health Concerns