Kindred At Home launches food drive to benefit local food pantries

Submitted by Jill Furr

Staff members from Kindred At Home will be blanketing the Kosciusko and Ackerman area throughout August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Broken Wings in Ackerman and Helping Hands in Kosciusko, two of many benefactors of Kindred’s 13th Annual Food Drive.


Employees  and their associates across the Kindred at Home and Kindred Hospice family of home healthcare services are placing the food collection bags at healthcare and other facilities in their respective communities and will collect their “harvest” during the entire month of August. They are focused on beating the tally from last year, when the company’s annual food drive yielded more than 331,000 pounds of goods for donation to charitable organizations across the country.


“Because of the broad scope of care we provide patients and their families, home health and hospice providers are by nature in touch with their community’s resources and aware of the fact that food banks, pantries and other charitable organizations face increasing demands for assistance,” said Jill Furr RN. “With one in eight U.S. households being ‘food insecure,’ it just makes sense that healthcare leader like Kindred – with a vested interest in promoting healthy communities – does what it can to make sure the most basic component of good health, food, is available to those in need.”


Each branch is collecting food for their local Food Pantry to help support that organization’s work on behalf of our communities.


Kindred At Home, Formally Gentiva Home Health provides in-home skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapies and related services to residents of Kosciusko and Ackerman.   The Calhoun City office is an affiliate of Kindred at Home, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive home health and hospice services and provides care to the patients in the following counties: Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Choctaw, Grenada, Montgomery, and Yalobusha. While its local office is staffed by area professionals familiar with the health needs of community residents, Kindred at Home’s national scope allows it to bring substantial resources to its local offices that other companies often cannot provide.

Area residents, physicians and referral sources who want to learn more about Kindred At Home, Formerly Gentiva, services should contact  Jill Furr at 662-835-9473.

Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., is a leading provider of comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services throughout the United States. Kindred at Home delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit