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Giving Back to Those in Need

AUHS Foundation, in collaboration with the American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) and Walgreens Pharmacy, located on Anaheim Street in Long Beach, provided free flu shots for the public on October 24, 2020. Robert Yagar, the Pharmacy Manager at Walgreens, along with AUHS Assistant Professors of Clinical & Administrative Sciences, Dr. Joseph Kunchandy and Dr. Elaine Nguyen, were among the pharmacists who administered a total of 149 flu shots to the public. Everyone who received a vaccination were also given a free fabric face mask.

In addition, AUHS Foundation distributed free groceries, a quarterly Acts of Love event, for families in need. Over 20,000 pounds of food were purchased by AUHS Foundation and 1,000 loaves of bread were donated from BB Bakery to help families who were experiencing financial hardships and food insecurity. A total of 423 families in need received fresh groceries that consisted of 20 pounds of chicken, 10 pounds of potatoes, 5 pounds of carrots, 5 pounds of rice, 3 pounds of red apples, 2 cans of corn, Skippy brand peanut butter, and loaves of bread. Complimentary bottles of hand sanitizer were also distributed.  In accordance with public health guidelines, attendees were kept safe by conducting temperature checks in line, offering disposable face masks to anyone who was not wearing one, and implementing and marking social distancing guidelines. Any leftover chicken and groceries were donated to Long Beach Rescue Mission. The Flu Clinic lasted from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M and the Acts of Love grocery distribution started at 11:00 A.M. Lines began forming as early as 7:00 A.M., highlighting a greater urgency in the community for assistance. With the ongoing pandemic, AUHS Foundation recognizes and understands how challenging it has been for families who may not have enough to support and feed their loved ones. It is crucially important for the public to have access to food and resources during this difficult time. Through these Acts of Love, compassion and care, AUHS Foundation blesses and thanks everyone who attended and participated in the name of our loving Almighty God

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