ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dec. 14, 2022 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”), recently provided a grant to Kitchen Angels to support northern New Mexico mothers in need with free meals as they transition home from the hospital after giving birth. The grant is part of the MolinaCares for Families initiative, in which MolinaCares has committed over $400,000 to various community-based organizations to improve access to care statewide, especially in areas of maternal and child care and behavioral health care.
Kitchen Angels is a Santa Fe-based organization providing healthy meals to those who are homebound living with life-challenging conditions. Over its 30 years of operation, Kitchen Angels has provided over 1.7 million meals to about 7,700 individuals. The MolinaCares grant funding expands support for new mothers by ensuring healthy meal delivery to provide adequate nutrition during this critical period for the health of both mother and baby
“Molina is committed to supporting mothers and children in New Mexico and working to ensure improved health outcomes for New Mexico families,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “We are proud to partner with Kitchen Angels as they support mothers and families welcoming a newborn into their lives.”
“We are incredibly grateful to MolinaCares for its support of our programs and organization,” said Tony McCarty, executive director for Kitchen Angels. “At Kitchen Angels, we know that healthy meals can make a huge difference in the lives of those experiencing a life-changing event, such as the birth of a child, especially for families in need. This MolinaCares grant will empower us to serve more New Mexico families.”
Learn more about the MolinaCares for Families initiative and all of the community based organizations supported by Molina here.
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 Molina Healthcare of New Mexico:
Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Kitchen Angels:
Founded in 1992, Kitchen Angels serves residents of Santa Fe and other Northern New Mexico communities who are homebound, in a health crisis, lack the resources for regular meals, and are not eligible for other local meal services. Kitchen Angels believes no one in our community who is homebound because of a chronic, surgery-related, or terminal medical condition should ever go without appropriate nutrition. Making sure those in need have enough to eat is simply the right thing to do. For more information, visit www.kitchenangels.org.
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