Butler County Medical Society partners with United Way to battle food insecurity


Photo provided by Butler County United Way

From left to right (clockwise): Krystal Tipton, Butler County United Way President and CEO; Dr. Maricor Docena, Community Outreach Program Committee Co-chair; Dr. Samir Brahmbhatt; Dr. Alisa McGill; and Dr. Anu Mital, Butler County Medical Society President. During the check presentation on April 20, at Bethesda Butler Hospital.

The Butler County Medical Society recently donated $5,000 to United Way earmarked to fight hunger throughout the county.

“It is extremely fulfilling when organizations understand the importance of giving back to the community,” said Krystal Tipton, president and CEO of Butler County United Way. “By entrusting their donation to our organization, they understand that their contribution will have a broader effect over Butler County. We are able to bring the right partners together to maximize the impact of those donor dollars.” 

The donation will be administered through Butler County United Way’s Community Outreach Program, which was formed last year to help address community needs through charitable partnerships and community events.

“The idea of combining our donations for the greater good of the community is certainly not a new concept, but is new to our organization and is one of the primary reasons the Community Outreach Program was created,” said Dr. Anu Mital, president of the Butler County Medical Society. 

“Numerous members of our organization feel as strongly as I do that food insecurity is a major issue across our county, causing a domino effect when not addressed,” said Mital. “Of course, it impacts the health sector, but hunger also causes issues with learning. How can you concentrate on learning if you are worried about being hungry?”

The $5,000 donation was funded from multiple sources including Dermatology & Skin Care Associates, Hillandale Communities, Nephrology of Southwest Ohio, Drs. Anil and Chetna Mital, Dr. Travis Dugger, and Dr. Maricor Docena, among others. The check presentation took place Tuesday, April 20, at the Bethesda Butler Hospital in Hamilton.