BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 14, 2022 – The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Idaho, recently donated $8,000 to The Idaho Foodbank in support of the Hope for the Holidays mobile food pantries campaign and A Chef’s Affaire, The Idaho Foodbank’s largest annual fundraiser event.
“Access to nutritious food is a key factor in the health and well-being of people throughout Idaho,” said Marnie Packard, vice president, market leader of Molina Healthcare of Idaho. “It’s an honor to partner with the Idaho Foodbank through grants, sponsorships and volunteer projects to help fight food insecurity in the Treasure Valley and across the state.”
The grant will help provide food to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity throughout Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello. The funding will support the purchase of nutritious food as well as costs associated with packing, transporting and setting up mobile food distribution sites.
“We are grateful for the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation’s partnership to address food insecurity and work toward a healthier future for all Idahoans,” said Karen Vauk, president and CEO of The Idaho Foodbank. “Their support of our work, including our mobile pantry program, makes a real impact in the lives of those who are struggling to make ends meet.”
Molina Healthcare of Idaho associates recently volunteered at The Idaho Foodbank in Meridian, repacking and labeling frozen food and fulfilling orders for Empty Bowls, another virtual fundraising event of The Idaho Foodbank.
About The Idaho Food Bank
In fiscal year 2022, The Idaho Food Bank distributed food for more than 22.7 million meals statewide. Over 184,650 people were served in any given month from Idaho Foodbank facilities in Meridian Pocatello and Lewiston and through the IFB’s network of over 480+ community distribution partners statewide.
About The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was 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.