Richmond Fire Station 22 collects 562lbs of food,
wins a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse dinner courtesy of Virginia Family Dentistry
Richmond City Fire Department’s Station 22 won the 2014 Hunger Flames Food Drive by collecting 562lbs of food for the Fan Free Clinic. The Hunger Flames event kicked off September 27th, 2014 with all 20 Richmond Fire Stations Participating. By the completion of the drive on November 7th, 2014, Richmond fire stations collected a total of 2,370 pounds of non-perishable food items.
Virginia Family Dentistry partnered with the Hunger Flames Food Drive to provide a complimentary dinner to the station which donated the most food items. Station 22 will be receiving a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse dinner for all three shifts as a thank you for their generosity. The meals will be provided to the station on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 2014.
The Hunger Flames Food Drive benefited people living with health challenges who have met the federal guidelines for poverty, and are already receiving treatment or services through a Fan Free Clinic program. The main focus of the drive was to provide food to those living in the area with chronic illnesses.
About Virginia Family Dentistry: Virginia Family Dentistry was founded in Richmond in 1974 by Dr. Baxter Perkinson, a recent graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry. Over the past 40 years Virginia Family Dentistry, formerly Dr. Baxter Perkinson and Associates, has grown to 11 offices with over 320 doctors and staff. With 11 locations in the Richmond area, Virginia Family Dentistry is a multi-specialty practice offering general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and dental implant placement services.
About the Fan Free Clinic: Founded in 1968, Fan Free Clinic was the first free clinic to open in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Forty-six years later, the clinic continues to impact the health and wellness of the greater Richmond area by serving low-income, uninsured patients through a primary care medical clinic. It also provides mental health care to its patients and HIV/AIDS prevention, testing and support services. Between the three program areas, the clinic reaches over 11,000 persons a year.