HIGH NOTES: Food Farmacy, grant to buy a new ambulance

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In Amsterdam, Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, in partnership with St. Mary’s Healthcare and Alliance for Better Health, is helping provide nutritional food to those in need through the creation of a “Food Farmacy.” The specialized food pantry is being established at St. Mary’s Memorial Campus and will serve food-insecure individuals with health-related issues identified within the St. Mary’s Healthcare system. The Farmacy will have a registered dietitian and a case manager on staff to ensure that the individuals receive food that’s tailored to their health issues. Participants also will receive instruction on how to make healthy and budget-conscious decisions about their food choices. The Food Farmacy is available daily Monday through Friday to anyone with a referral from St. Mary’s.

In Galway, the Dockstader Charitable Trust has awarded a grant of nearly $267,000 to provide Galway Emergency Medical Services with a new ambulance and equipment. The Dockstader trust was established in 2006 to benefit the greater Galway community in accordance with the wishes of Galway residents Clayton R. Dockstader and his wife, Katherine Flickinger Dockstader. Prior to this latest gift, the Dockstader Trust provided the emergency squad with $180,000 over the years to pay off the mortgage for the corps’ building and cover the cost of past ambulances.

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