News Release
Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

MolinaCares Accord and Molina Healthcare Grant Operation Warm with Winter Coats to Support Desert Recreation District’s Holiday Food and Gift Drive

Caroline Zubieta,, 562-951-1588
Roger Salazar,, 916-284-1255

MECCA, CA – Dec. 16, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), helped support Desert Recreation District’s holiday food and gift distribution event that provided 50 pre-selected families with meals, winter coats and other resources.

MolinaCares donated 150 jackets for children through Operation Warm in collaboration with Desert Recreation District, along with 150 bags to carry each donation bundle. Molina and Desert Recreation District partnered for this event to help uplift vulnerable communities during the holiday season. In the wake of the ongoing health crisis, food scarcity and resource availability remain common concerns for California’s most impacted families.

Molina and Desert Recreation District’s partnership expands on their shared vision of whole-health to rally support for communities in-need during the holiday season. “Getting California back to normal after a time of great hardship starts with our most vulnerable communities” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “Our partnership with Desert Recreation District endeavors to rebuild health outcomes for families by providing food and gifts during the holidays.” As part of Desert Recreation District’s efforts to serve the Greater Coachella Valley community, 50 families were identified to receive the donation bundle.

In addition to their numerous resource programs and services, Desert Recreation District and Molina partnered to expand their impact and reach during the holiday season. “Our community needs additional support this time of year, especially as we continue navigating pandemic-related issues,” said Noelle Furon, public information and marketing officer of Desert Recreation District. “We are so grateful for our partnership with MolinaCares Accord and others for the important benefits that will be brought to Riverside County’s most in-need families.”

About Molina Healthcare of California:

Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for over 40 years. The Company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties. For more information, visit

About the MolinaCares Accord:

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Desert Recreation District:

Desert Recreation District has been providing services throughout the Greater Coachella Valley for 70 years. The organization manages, maintains and assists in maintaining over 30 parks and recreation facilities, creates and delivers quality programs, services and classes, and facilitates leisure opportunities through partnerships with private and public agencies and entities to ensure members of the public receive personal benefits such as physical fitness, relaxation, and social benefits in the form of stronger and healthier families. Desert Recreation District also works to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and provides economic benefits for more productive and healthier citizens in their community. The organization serves individuals across 1,800 square miles, encompassing more than 380,000 residents. For more information, visit