Molina Healthcare Donates 100 Bags of Groceries to Food Bank of Central New York
Thursday, November 16, 2017
In the spirit of National Philanthropy Day, local leadership from Molina Healthcare donated 100 bags of groceries today to Food Bank of Central New York. This marks the second year that Molina has partnered with the Food Bank to combat hunger in our community. The 100 bags of groceries contained staple pantry items such as pasta, sauce, cereal, fruits, and vegetables. These items are some of the most requested products by our partner agencies and help provide items for wholesome meals to children, seniors, and their families.
In addition to this donation, Molina Healthcare has chosen to support the Food Bank throughout the year. Their support includes another food donation in December through the Food For Families campaign at Tops Friendly Markets. Molina is also working with the Food Bank on their Diabetes & You program, an initiative to help individuals improve their management of diabetes by encouraging healthy lifestyle behaviors and diabetes-friendly food options. Molina will also be the presenting sponsor of the Food Bank’s annual Partner Agency Conference, to be held in June 2018.
“In the world of food banking, a little goes a long way,” stated Kathleen Stress, Executive Director at Food Bank of Central New York. “The Molina partnership demonstrates this principle to the fullest. One hundred bags of groceries allows families access to additional pantry items to help support making meals in their home. We are grateful for Molina’s continued support of our mission and for a being a fabulous asset to the communities we serve.”
“Molina Healthcare of New York is excited to begin this season of giving by donating 100 bags of free groceries to local families in need,” said Rita Paniagua, Community Relations and Engagement Manager for Molina Healthcare. “During a time of year that is filled with joy, we want to ensure that the members of our local communities have the necessities needed to enjoy a nutritious holiday dinner.”