By Linda White-Francis
Terlep Chiropractic, a well-known chiropractic business in the Hernando area, concentrates fully on getting all of their patient’s pain-free because pain is not an option. “We want our patients to experience the best quality of life possible,” Spokesperson Molly Pohlman stressed. “And not only through our practice, but in other charitable ways to help others in need.”
For the past twenty years, the facility has shown a remarkable kindness and caring heart to the needy people in our community who are hungry. Terlep Chiropractic, through the years, has had immense concern for those less fortunate and saw a real need for whatever help they could provide.
Over the years Terlep Chiropractic has taken much joy from holding their quarterly sponsorships directed toward worthwhile community organizations such as People Helping People in Hernando County Inc. They will be generously sponsoring again their Spine and Dine Food Truck Rally event-to benefit many of the less fortunate of our area on Saturday, October 17, 2020, from 1 PM to 4 PM at 8466 Northcliffe Boulevard, Spring Hill, Florida, 34606. “This year, due to the pandemic, we were not able to have as many food truck rallies as we usually do,” said Pohlman. “So, we are quite excited to be doing this one which will be a free to get-in outdoors event with social distancing in place. This is our way of giving back to the community. We are glad to do it.”
The event will include Barnyard fried food, barbecued food, mac n cheese, burgers, desserts, non-alcoholic drinks from Starbucks, and much, much more. There will be games for kids, and music to set the tone; all are encouraged to stay awhile and enjoy a great time. “Anyone who brings in a few non-perishable food items to donate to People Helping People Hernando County Inc. would receive on their first visit to Terlep Chiropractic, free x-rays, exams, and a consultation. If you are an existing patient, you will receive your next visit on the house,” Pohlman noted. Contact Molly Pohlman for more information at 352-666-2222.
For those not familiar with the organization People Helping People in Hernando County Inc. is an interfaith, humanitarian 501(C) (3) non-profit community established to provide food and basic necessities to needy individuals. It is located at 1396 Kass Circle in Spring Hill. PHP had its beginnings eleven years ago with a focus on feeding the needy. “Our goal is to end hunger in Hernando County by breaking the cycle of poverty among the people it serves. We are here to help those who are hungry or struggling in today’s difficult environment,” Becky Burton, Executive Director of PHP explained. She can be reached at 352-686-4466 for more information. The food pantry organization can always use donations, grants, volunteers, and partner organizations, etc. Find them online at www.phphernando.org.
Barbara Nassar, Onboard Director of the Weekend Blessings Feeding Program said. “There are four feeding programs in all: Weekend Blessings, Neighborhood Blessings, Sunday Blessings, and Senior Blessings, which are all served outside now due to the pandemic restrictions; we have roughly 40 people drive-through our pick-up line to get their groceries on the weekends.” The facility is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for meals, other services such as showers, and help centers are also available. People Helping People have 12 board members, all devoted members with one thing in mind, and that’s to try to help relieve some of the pain of living in poverty due to extreme hardship, mental difficulties, and hopelessness. “People are dealing with hard times these days due to so many who have lost their jobs during our country’s shutdown. It is our goal to help them survive as much as we can and at least not go hungry. Additionally, PHP helps to feed 650 students in eleven schools throughout Hernando County,” Nassar concluded.