Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants Tackles Hunger
A note from NCAPA Regional Chapter, the Piedmont Association of PAs:
(Winston-Salem, NC – October 18th, 2018) – To celebrate PA Week, the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants (PAPA) hosted PAPA Fights Hunger, a community service initiative aimed at tackling the issue of food insecurity – a public health crisis affecting 1 out of every 6 residents and 1 out of every 4 children living in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.
Through local food drives held by PAPA members during PA Week, donations of non-perishable food items, and monetary donations collected during the 21th Annual PAPA Fall Seminar, 9,500 meals will be provided to those in need. Launched in 2017, PAPA Fights Hunger has provided over 17,500 meals to date. Proceeds of PAPA Fights Hunger will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
Formed in 1985, the Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants is a 501c-6, a non-profit organization that serves as the professional association for PAs in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad in addition to being a Regional Chapter of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.
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