Taste of Downtown Glendale returns from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday along Brand Boulevard and benefits the nonprofit Glendale Healthy Kids, which provides medical services for underprivileged children and families.
Sharon Townsend, the organization’s chief executive, said last year the organization provided 550 medical services for children, including doctor appointments, dental care, orthodontia, vision and school physicals by nearly 200 volunteer healthcare providers.
Also, 3,200 first-grade students — all in the district — received dental education three times during the school year.
In addition, the organization’s health fair in April provided services for more than 500 families. During the November all-city health fair, a collaboration with the Armenian American Medical Society, healthcare services were provided for more than 1,500 people.