Arthritis Knee Pain Centers Foundation Launches Supporting Local Food Banks

Arthritis Knee Pain Centers Foundation Launches Supporting Local Food Banks

Categories: Mental Health, Nutrition

Arthritis Knee Pain Centers (AKPC) is proud to announce the launch of the AKPC Foundation. The foundation was developed to lead Arthritis Knee Pain Centers’ philanthropic efforts through the financial support of established programs benefitting worthy causes, and through our employee’s volunteer efforts at altruistic community events.

“Our medical practices have always worked hard to be good neighbors in the communities in which we live and treat our patients,” said CEO John Rush, MD. “As we continue to expand, the foundation will allow us to organize our resources and make an even larger impact.”

The foundation will focus its efforts on improving the health and wellness of seniors, veterans, and the communities where our practices are located.

“We look forward to partnering with established charitable organizations and contributing to their good works on a local, state, and national level,” said AKPC Foundation’s Executive Director Teresa Jefferson. “The foundation is committed to providing our organization’s time, talents, and treasure to make our communities and our neighbors healthier.”

Committed to positive action for those in need, the foundation’s February public launch was celebrated with donations to local Feeding America food banks.

Did you know that in the United States, as many as 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger? As the global pandemic rages on, food banks have been working tirelessly to feed empty stomachs and end hunger. With area support, food pantries are gradually building better futures for families in need every single day.

Below are the practice city locations and the corresponding Feeding America food banks supported:

  • Wall:
    • Fulfill (The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Inc)
  • Smithtown
    • Long Island Cares, Inc.
  • White Plains
    • Feeding Westchester
  • Garden City
    • Island Harvest
  • Lexington/Louisville
    • Feeding Kentucky
  • Cincinnati
    • Freestore Food Bank
  • Columbus, Ohio
    • Mid-Ohio Food Bank
  • Phoenix:
    • St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • Houston:
    • Houston Food Bank
  • Dallas:
    • North Texas Food Bank

 

More than 50 million people may experience hunger due to COVID-19. Help the AKPC Foundation lower this number by learning more about what you can do to help end world hunger today!