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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

MolinaCares Accord and Senior Whole Health Announce Partnership with Project Bread to Combat Food Insecurity in Massachusetts

Media Contact: Ben Jackey,, (502) 377-9489

BOSTON, March 27, 2024 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Senior Whole Health by Molina Healthcare (“Senior Whole Health”), is announcing a $50,000 grant to Project Bread to combat food insecurity impacting Massachusetts residents by supporting programs that enhance connections to food resources and can help sustain healthy outcomes. 

In Massachusetts, 1 in 6 households are currently facing food insecurity, which disproportionately affects Latino and Black residents. This grant supports critical Project Bread programs aimed at improving connections to food supports, including its statewide hotline, which provides information and pre-screens for SNAP in over 180 languages and connects people to local food resources and other social services.

“Food insecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth and there can often be confusion on eligibility and how to access resources such as SNAP benefits,” said Bill Graham, plan president of Senior Whole Health. “Molina’s partnership with Project Bread eliminates this barrier through one-one-one guidance of individuals in need and surrounding them with a network of support.”

Project Bread will also partner with MolinaCares and Senior Whole Health to offer SNAP 101 training at affordable housing sites where there is a high demand for food and nutrition services. On Thursday, March 21, Project Bread joined MolinaCares for the first of these trainings at Sun Father John’s Senior Housing in Lowell, where seniors received educational materials and SNAP pre-screens onsite in the MolinaCares HealthCare Van. 

“Food security is essential to our overall health. When people have the tools to access and afford food with dignity, everyone benefits,” says Erin McAleer, President and CEO of Project Bread. “We are proud to partner with Senior Whole Health and MolinaCares to break down barriers for Bay Staters experiencing food insecurity and connect them with programs to ensure they can meet the most basic of human needs –food –and thrive today and in the future.”


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, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Senior Whole Health 

Senior Whole Health, LLC provides government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals under the Senior Care Options (SCO) program serving individuals enrolled in MassHealth and dual eligibles enrolled in Medicare and MassHealth. Senior Whole Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, and through state insurance marketplaces.   For more information about Senior Whole Health, visit

About Project Bread

Project Bread is the leading statewide food security organization in Massachusetts.  Beginning in 1969 with the first Walk for Hunger, the nonprofit focuses on driving systemic change to ensure people of all ages have reliable access to healthy food. Project Bread works collaboratively across sectors to create innovative solutions to end hunger and improve lives across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit: