(WAFB) - Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome helped distribute produce at CareSouth’s giveaway and presented the company with a plaque Friday, Aug. 14.
“It’s a great way for us to celebrate health center week and give back to the community,” said Michelle McCalope, marketing and communications director for CareSouth. “It’s such a hard time, difficult time as this pandemic. Families as hurting. A lot of people are unemployed and furloughed and we just want to do something to give back to the community.”
CareSouth Medical and Dental hosted drive-thru produce giveaways at its clinics in Baton Rouge, Zachary, Plaquemine and Donaldsonville Aug. 11 through 14.
The company is hosting the giveaways as part of its National Health Center Week celebration. National Health Center Week is an effort to raise awareness about the important role that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) play in the community, according to organizers.
“National Health Center Week is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of our staff and medical professionals who are helping to make health care accessible to everyone especially those who are underserved,” said CEO Matthew Valliere. “We’re proud of the work that we do and we want to showcase the impact CareSouth has in serving our communities.”
Organizers say each event is free and open to the public. Fruit and vegetables will be distributed to those who show up on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Produce Giveaway Event Schedule:
Friday, Aug. 14 9 a.m. to noon
CareSouth Baton Rouge 3140 Florida St.
For more information, call (225) 650-2000.
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