The partners at S.A.H. Dentistry, Drs. Craig Stranigan, Ryan Askeland and Brent Harris, asked local residents and patients to help them fill a box truck with food to help restock the Treasure Coast Food Bank’s pantry, and specifically, to fill the Back Packs for Students schools pantry. It was recently reported that nearly 31% of children on the Treasure Coast get their only meals of the day while at school; many of them live in homes where there is no nutritious food provided for them or their siblings. “We appreciate all the folks who stopped by with food in the weeks leading up to and on the day of the Food Drive,” said Dr. Craig Stranigan. “We were able to make a substantial donation of food to the Treasure Coast Food Bank and I know it makes everyone feel a little better to know they helped make a difference in the life of a child.”
However, Dr. Stranigan went on to explain the ongoing need, especially at this time of year. “The holiday season is especially important because so many kids will not get those precious meals during the day at school due to prolonged school breaks. Those of us in the community who are more fortunate have to step up to the plate every day, not just one day a year,” he said. The Back Packs for Students program provides back packs filled with easy to prepare food for students who do not have nutritious food in their homes. Once a week, these students are given the Back Packs to take home and when they return it, the Back Pack is refilled. For more information on how you can continue to help, contact the Treasure Coast Food Bank at www.treasurecoastfoodbank.com or call them at 772.489.5676.
About SAH Dentistry
Stranigan, Askeland & Harris is a local dental practice offering a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures. Their professional and caring staff provides “Personal attention, great atmosphere, and exceptional value”. They are located at 421 SW Bethany Drive in St. Lucie West with office hours Monday through Thursday from 8:20 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call (772) 340-0805 for an appointment or consultation. You can also learn more about them on the web at www.sahdentistry.com.
Photo: (Pictured Left to Right) Cherelle Mansfield, Jami Logan, Dr. Craig Stranigan, Dr. Brent Harris, Elena Malhem and Andria Mullen accepted a thank you plaque from The Treasure Coast Food Bank for their efforts in collecting food for the pantry.