The Westside Family Health Center, located at 1711 Ocean Park Blvd., will host its annual Holiday Open House Monday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

“During our annual Holiday Open House we open our doors to the community. It is a time when they can meet our healthcare team and members of our Board of Directors and see what we do and how we work,” said center President Debra A. Farmer via a release.

The event will kick off the center’s eighth annual Heart2Heart food and clothing drive, which runs from Nov. 18 to Jan. 20. This year’s donations will be given to St. Joseph Center Food Pantry and Safe Place for Youth.

Drive organizers are asking for juice, canned meats, soups, fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, pasta, beans and rice. Donations of jackets, jeans and underwear are also suggested. All items can be dropped off at the center during business hours, which are viewable on


— Greg Asciutto

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