Molina Healthcare of California—Helping Locals Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

Molina Healthcare of California—Helping Locals Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

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Molina Healthcare of California recently partnered with local nonprofit, Reach Out, to provide groceries to their clients in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Families received bags full of nutritious, non-perishable foods, gift cards for future purchases of food, clothing, educational resources, and activities for children at home. The giveaways were provided to families through curbside pick-up to practice safe social distancing. Molina and Reach Out hosted two such events in recent weeks first on May 11 and then again on May 13.

“We were thrilled to support Reach Out and their continued efforts giving back to the community,” said Ruthy Argumedo, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement at Molina Healthcare of California. “It was so special to distribute the groceries and see the appreciation from local families, many of whom are struggling financially during these difficult times.”

Diana Fox, Executive Director of Reach Out—a nonprofit that offers programs to improve the health and well-being of area residents—commented, “This unparalleled time is putting too much pressure on families that have no resources to fall back on. Understanding that, we know that partnerships are crucial to reaching those most in need, and whether it’s recruiting resource providers or reaching the hardest-hit families, Reach Out is working across traditional boundaries to get resources out right now.”

For its part, Molina Healthcare of California has provided government-funded care for low- income individuals for over 35 years has also announced it is providing $100,000 to more than 75 Local Nonprofits across six counties including Riverside and San Bernardino to support families during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The organization’s grants and supply donations will help the nonprofits provide hygiene essentials, food, financial support, and other resources to help vulnerable communities during the pandemic.

Groups receiving grant support serve a wide range of populations such as seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, people with disabilities and more.

Commenting on the organization’s financial commitment John Kotal, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California stated, “We are extremely grateful, especially during these trying times, to have dedicated partners that are committed to alleviating some of the barriers that many families are experiencing.

Kital continued, “We understand that many people are feeling increased uncertainty at this time. It’s comforting to provide donations to nonprofits that are working tirelessly to ensure supplies and support are provided directly to those in need.”

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