What does it mean to be a part of the community? We believe it’s all about showing you care by offering support to those who need it most. And on July 27, KPPO will be hosting Giveback Tuesday once again in Rock Hill to do just that. This month, iFM Community Medicine will be the recipient of the day!
Each month, we’re proud to feature a local nonprofit charity and donate 100% of the earned proceeds from the entire day to the organization. Lunch, dinner, drinks, and carryout are all included. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $263,427 to nonprofit organizations here in St. Louis.
iFM Community Medicine is a nonprofit that strengthens underserved communities, one patient at a time, to promote community health. It was created by David Campbell, M.D., when he recognized that kids can’t focus in school, parents can’t work to provide for their children, and families in crisis can’t overcome major life hurdles if they’re in poor health. Now supported by their collaborative funding model, they are able to offer their services to patients at low or no cost.
iFM Community Medicine plans on using the funds raised to support the operating expenses of their primary care clinics. These are located inside of more than 20 partnering nonprofit organizations that serve low income/uninsured individuals and families, with a focus on youth and homeless teens.
Their approach is unique in that their clinics are located directly in their partners’ service locations. They establish clinics within the walls of partner organizations in order to overcome access barriers related to cost, transportation, language, and trust. This also allows them to directly bring primary, preventative, and wellness services to the points of greatest need in the region. By listening to their community and collaborative partners, iFM Community Medicine is able to provide necessary care in a cost-effective and trusted way. This positively impacts social determinants of health (SDoH) for those who otherwise have difficulty in appropriately accessing the traditional healthcare delivery system.
Mark your calendars for our Giveback Tuesday event in Rock Hill on July 27 to support iFM Community Medicine. Please call us at (314) 942-6555 with any questions you may have or visit us online at www.katiespizzaandpasta.com. Rock Hill’s dining room remains open for lunch and dinner hours at limited capacity to accommodate for social distancing. Curbside pickup and patio service will also be available. To order curbside pickup or make a reservation, please visit www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.