Published DateLACONIA — To start of 2013, Dr. Alan Kennell of Kennell Orthodontics started the contest "Share the Love." This inititiave was a promotional patient contest held during the winter season to encourage patients to and their families to bring non-perishable food items to their dentist appointments, in order to help feed the local community. Patients were entered into a drawing for great prizes when an item was brought it.
Dr. Kennell shared information with his patients stating that "the face of hunger has changed. No longer is it just the homeless man on the street reaching out for a helping hand, but millions of everyday people struggling to feed their families. No one is a stranger to the economic hardships of today."
The program was a success when a more than a grocery cart of non-perishable food items was delivered to the Community Action Program, Laconia Food Pantry, in early April. Following the holiday season with a community support initiative like this was a feel good effort supported by many. As a local business, Dr. Kennell and the Kennell Ortho Team find the importance of local community partnerships, support, and participation to bring the best out of fellow neighbors and friends.
CAPTION — Photo – Dr. Alan Kennell (right) with his Ortho Team displays a portion of the food collected for the Laconia Food Pantry with the "Share the Love" patient contest. (Courtesy photo)