HOPKINS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shamblott Family Dentistry announced it will participate in Summer Harvest for Kids, an event sponsored by KSTP 5 Eyewitness News that offers much-needed relief for hungry Minnesota children during the summer months. Shamblott Family Dentistry will donate 2,500 toothbrushes to local area food banks. The family dental office will also collect and donate money and non-perishable food items to Summer Harvest for Kids.
“Getting food to the food banks when they need it the most is of vital importance to our community.”
For Dr. Scott Shamblott, D.D.S., the need was clear. "Most kids are like my daughter – they get excited about summer vacation. When we heard about kids who dread summer vacation because they miss their free meals at school and they're hungry all summer long, I knew we had to help. This is a great way to help feed children in need."
Donations are being accepted in the reception area of Shamblott Family Dentistry through July 31, 2013. Donations are accepted during normal office hours. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shamblott Family Dentistry is located at 33 Tenth Avenue South, Suite #250 in Hopkins, Minnesota. For more information, please visit the Shamblott Family Dentistry website.
"We couldn't pass up this chance to help," Dr. Shamblott said. "Getting food to the food banks when they need it the most is of vital importance to our community."
During the school year, approximately 300,000 Minnesota children benefit from the free and reduced lunch program. But when the school year ends, many of these children go hungry. KSTP 5 Eyewitness News teamed up with local hunger relief organizations to promote Summer Harvest for Kids and donate resources to supply children with meals during the summer months. A donation of just $20 feeds two children for two weeks.
More information on Summer Harvest for Kids is available from Channel 5 ABC Eyewitness News. Donations are also accepted directly through the KSTP website.
About Shamblott Family Dentistry
Shamblott Family Dentistry offers a wide range of family dental services in our Hopkins-area office. We offer "sleep dentistry" (also called IV sedation with a certified registered nurse anesthetist), free "laughing gas" (nitrous oxide), and a wide range of services to make you comfortable during treatment. We try to fit all emergencies in the same day you call. New patients also receive a free examination including panoramic and bitewing x-rays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit Shamblott Family Dentistry.