SMHC Donates over $3,000 to the York County Shelter Program for Thanksgiving Meals

November 19, 2018

ycsp 450Southern Maine Health Care donated $3,315 to the York County Shelter Programs’ Thanksgiving Meal Program which provides 165 families in need with a Thanksgiving meal.

“The SMHC family is dedicated to giving back to the communities we care for,” said Patsy Aprile, Chief Operating Officer, Southern Maine Health Care. “This year we were able to exceed last year’s donation by over $800 for our partners at the York County Shelter Programs.”

Funds are raised through SMHC’s annual ‘Turkey Buck$’ program which encourages staff and physicians to donate any amount toward the cause. SMHC staff also volunteer to package the dinners for families in need.

"York County Shelter Programs is grateful for the kindness and the spirit of giving shown by the staff and leadership of SMHC,” said Bob Dawber, YCSP Executive Director & CEO. “The generosity of this donation has had an immediate impact on the work we do to support our neighbors in need.  We could not be more thrilled."

The York County Shelter Programs provides about 1,500 turkey meals over the holiday season.

Photo Caption: SMHC Donates over $3,000 to the York County Shelter Program for Thanksgiving Meals. L-R Scott Davis, YCSP Food Service Director, Mike Ouellette, YCSP Food Pantry Manager, Bob Dawber, YCSP Executive Director, Jane Foley, SMHC Hospitalist Services, Arlene Carroll, SMHC Materials Management.

About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare system with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.”  SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services, and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services, and Walk-In Care centers in various York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford, North Berwick and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. To learn more about SMHC and SMHC providers, visit,, or

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