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Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Supports Make-A-Day Foundation’s Mobile Kitchen Serving the Hungry in Columbus

The MolinaCares Accord Supports Make-A-Day Foundation’s Mobile Kitchen Serving the Hungry in Columbus


Media Contact: Caroline Zubieta, Caroline.Zubieta@molinahealthcare.com, (562) 951-1588

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 29, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with
Molina Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”), donated $65,000 in support of the Make-A-Day Foundation’s
Mobile Kitchen, a van equipped to prepare and deliver hot meals to individuals experiencing
homelessness in the Columbus area. The mobile kitchen is part of the Make-A-Day Foundation’s
Community Opportunity & Appreciation Team Mobile Outreach Program, which connects homeless
and marginalized people to comprehensive health, behavioral health & human services resources.

“Make-A-Day is an incredible partner committed to improving access to medical and behavioral health
services and valuable social services that have a direct and positive effect on the health and wellbeing of our local communities,” said Ami Cole, plan president at Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “We are
pleased to offer this support and help tackle existing health disparities in the Columbus metro area.”
“Health and well-being encompass much more than healthcare,” said Dustin McKee, executive
director at the Make-A-Day Foundation. “Our partnership with Molina for mobile outreach connects
our most disconnected neighbors to their community and its resources in a holistic way. That starts
with building genuine relationships and showing appreciation for each person’s unique value. In doing
so, we create powerful vehicles for change that lead marginalized people to a healthier, happier
future!”


MolinaCares’ donation accompanied a June 28 ribbon-cutting event with remarks from the following
individuals:
– Ami Cole, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Ohio
– Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, retired justice at the Ohio Supreme Court
– Charleta B. Tavares, chief executive officer of Primary One Health
– Kristin Boggs, state representative and assistant minority leader in the Ohio House of Representatives
– Rob Dorans, member of the Columbus City Council

In addition to meals provided by Make-A-Day, the event offered attendees resources and services,
including:
– Haircuts and beard trimmings
– Health care information from Primary One Health
– Food services from the Mid-Ohio Food Bank
– Rapid rehousing information from Maryhaven
– Mobile dental clinic provided by Dr. Kvitko
– Legal clinic provided by Justice Mobile
– Health coverage information from Molina Healthcare of Ohio

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.

About Molina Healthcare of Ohio


Molina Healthcare of Ohio has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2005.
The Company serves members through Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals), and Health
Insurance Exchange programs throughout Ohio. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina
Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.6 million members as of March
31, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Ohio, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.


About Make-A-Day Foundation


The Make-A-Day Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides outreach to and advocacy for
Columbus’ homeless population. Make-A-Day’s non-traditional outreach connects homeless and
marginalized guests with their neighbors and community. To build relationships, Make A Day mobile
outreach and pop-up events meet guests’ basic needs by providing personal care items, gourmet food
truck meals, and haircuts & shampoos from some of the city’s best local cosmetologists. To assist
homeless guests with ongoing challenges, the Make-A-Day Foundation provides access to “on-the-
spot” presumptive Medicaid health insurance coverage, on-sight medical & behavioral health service
care referrals, and on-site dental care and pro-bono legal consultation. To learn more, visit
www.makeaday.fun.