Family health | Samuel Dixon Family Health Center shares Thanksgiving dinners with families in need

Just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc., in partnership with Christy Smith and Grocery Outlet, donated turkeys, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce , gravy, green beans and additional non-perishables for their annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 23.

In preparation for their turkey giveaway, SDFHC held a food drive at the Plum Canyon grocery store where donations were dropped off and picked up by SDHFC staff. Among those who came together to organize the event and host all the dinners for families of patients in need were SDFHC board members Gloria Mercado-Fortine (board chair) and Paul Lowe, the staff of SDFHC, and our sponsor Christy Smith.

“We look forward to the Turkey Gift every year as it allows us to help our patients beyond their medical, dental and behavioral needs. SDFHC strives to ensure the overall well-being of patients and providing a Thanksgiving dinner for a family who may not have the resources to purchase is why we are continuing the annual tradition,” said Daisy Wyche, Executive Director.

“We recognized the importance of this year’s event due to the impact the pandemic has had on our community and how vital it was for us to continue our annual tradition of providing our families with everything necessary. to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. We are grateful for the support of Christy Smith, Andrew Taban, Michelle Kampbell, Grocery Outlet and the many people who donated to our food drive. Without their involvement and commitment to our community, this event would not have been possible,” said Philip Solomon, Managing Director of SDFHC.

About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.

Established in 1980 and named for Rev. Samuel Dixon, longtime resident and minister of Val Verde, SDFHC is the only nonprofit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley. Their mission is to improve well-being by providing quality healthcare, dental care, behavioral health counseling and healthcare registration services to anyone in need. For more information, visit them at or call any of their three locations: Val Verde (661-257-4008), Canyon Country (661-424-1220), and Newhall Health (661- 291-1777).