Franklin Krsko Chiropractic Clinic helps to rub out hunger
Facility again holds fundraiser for Hunger Task Force Farm
Franklin — Krsko Chiropractic Clinic is sponsoring a fundraiser during January and February in support of the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin.
"Hunger in general is just such an easy thing to get behind," said Dr. Katie McAvoy. "No one in our community should go hungry."
A $30 donation gets new patients a complete health history, chiropractic and orthopedic exam, X-rays if needed and a report on the findings.
McAvoy said the clinic, 7000 S. 76th St., has done other similar events, such as a one-day event during which existing patients were able to stop in to "get adjusted" in exchange for a $10 donation to Hunger Task Force.
"(It's) busy and exhausting, but all for a good cause," McAvoy said.
For the farm
The Hunger Task Force Farm has grown. It distributed 775,000 pounds of fresh produce to those in need in the community in 2015. The farm also teaches nutrition, healthy eating, and basic cooking to children through a garden-based curriculum.
"We really became vested in the Farm, as we have been to the farm, have seen the classes taught and know first hand the passion of the people that work and volunteer at the farm; one their most devoted volunteers is a long time patient of ours," McAvoy said.
The clinic itself has raised over $10,000 for the Hunger Task Force Farm since 2013, according to Krsko Chiropractic officials.
"Our office really enjoys giving something back," Dr. Christine Krsko said. "We loved having the opportunity to give our time and talents to people in exchange for a donation to help an organization that has helped so many families in our community."
All about health
The Hunger Task Force serves 50,000 people, on average, per month. Half are children. Many food pantries, shelters, and low-income senior centers are also serviced by Hunger Task Force.
"Healthy eating and proper nutrition is so vital to good health, and obviously that is something dear to our heart and such a cause that is so easy for us to get behind," McAvoy said.
For more information on the fundraiser, call the Krsko Chiropractic Clinic at (414) 525-9500 or visit www.krskochiropractic.com.
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