- Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 14:14
- Written by Super User
DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services that is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), has announced that Stop Hunger Now in Wilmington was awarded a grant from the K.T. Community (KTC) Foundation. KTC Foundation, which is funded by DaVita Chairman and CEO Kent Thiry and his wife, Denise O’Leary, provided the grant to Stop Hunger Now for the purchase of materials to assemble 8,000 meal packets.
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world in an effort to realize their vision of a world without hunger. Stop Hunger Now developed a packaging program for volunteers to have a chance to package nutritious dehydrated, high protein meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding program for schools and orphanages in developing countries.
“With so many people around the globe lacking access to nutritional meals, we are grateful for an opportunity to help provide for those in serious need, said Ginny Clunan, program coordinator for KTC. “We are proud to support Stop Hunger Now and its efforts to help end World Hunger.”
KTC Foundation benefits charitable programs supported by DaVita® teammates and their families. KTC donates money to non-profit organizations to fund community-based projects that leave a lasting impression on the community. Since its beginning in 2006, the KTC has given more than $273,000 in support of teammate’s charitable projects.
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About DaVita - DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of September 30, 2012, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 1,912 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 150,000 patients. The company also operated 24 outpatient dialysis centers located in five countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.