Guthrie partners with local restaurants for ‘Operation Winter Break’

Guthrie’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) partnered with local restaurants to provide free meal vouchers to students in need in the Athens, Sayre, Towanda, and Waverly school districts, to be used during the winter break.  

The goal of the program was to help feed students in need who won’t have access to their school meal program while they are off for the holidays during these especially challenging times. Hundreds of children were able to receive a meal during their winter break from this program.  

Raya Wohltmann, Owner, Callears BBQ said, “If there was something we could do, we wanted to do that, to make sure kids were fed and they were happy and had a good winter break.” 

Jennifer Parrish, of Parrish Family Deli said, “Life is not a one-way street, so we are paying it forward where we can.” 

Stormy Cassidy, owner, Railhouse Restaurant and Taproom said, “We are very fortunate to live in a community with such an amazing hospital. We thank all of our health care workers and are grateful to be a part of this project.” 

Guthrie would like to thank Callear’s BBQ, Parrish Family Deli, The Railhouse, and Shores Sisters for partnering with Guthrie on this initiative. 

To view the video, visit https://youtu.be/rySuvYCmE1Q.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. 

In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well being of those it serves. 

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