Kenosha, Wisc. (September 13, 2022) – Facing an unprecedented need in the community, Shalom Center recently reached out on social media to ask for help filling the sparsely stocked shelves of its food pantry and Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin (“Molina”) answered the call.
Today, Molina employees presented a $5,000 check and donated boxes of food in support of the center’s mission. Molina also gave the center 10 new shopping carts to make it easier for those without transportation to carry their goods home.
“When we saw the need, Molina quickly reacted to help a longtime partner who shares our mission of improving the health and well-being of our community,” said Brian Maddy, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin. “We’re proud do our part in supporting an organization serving our most vulnerable populations.”
The center has seen a 26% increase in its pantry usage between 2021 and 2022, and is planning a 10,500 square foot expansion this fall to serve the rising need for services.
“The Shalom Center is grateful for the continued partnership with Molina Healthcare,” said Tamarra Coleman, executive director of the Shalom Center. “For us to continue to impact the lives of the families and individuals we serve, it takes partners like Molina Healthcare. Thank you for helping us build hope and impact lives.”
About Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin
Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin has been providing government-funded health care since 2010. The Company serves members through Marketplace, Medicaid and Medicare programs across the eastern half of the state. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company (currently ranked 125), provides managed healthcare services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Molina Healthcare served approximately 5.1 million members as of June 30, 2022, located across 19 states. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Wisconsin, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Shalom Center
This is Shalom Center’s 40th year of service to the Kenosha County community. The Shalom Center is a 24/7 shelter (82-bed facility), soup kitchen, and food pantry warehouse and distribution center. Its Pantry serves over 1.2 million pounds of food, impacting over 10,000 unduplicated households.