Molina Healthcare of Washington provided more than 500 bags of groceries and turkeys to families in need in Seattle and Tacoma this Thanksgiving. Both events observed National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The event in Tacoma took place on Saturday, November 11 at QFC Parkland, and more than 250 families and individuals took advantage of the reusable grocery bags filled with turkey breast, potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy and yams. The day before the event, volunteers from Molina Healthcare, Community Health Care Tacoma and the Bethel High School girls’ basketball team all helped prep the bags for distribution.
In Seattle on November 16th, Molina partnered with Public Health – Seattle & King County to distribute an additional 250 bags – each filled with a 10 pound turkey, potatoes, corn, yams, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The event took place at Showalter Middle School and served families who traveled from across the greater Seattle area.
Molina Healthcare employee volunteers supported both events through the company’s Helping Hands program, which gives employees paid time off to volunteer in the community.