Molina Healthcare of Ohio and iHeartIMPACT Support $50,000 in Funding for Meals On Wheels Programs Throughout Southern Ohio
March 21, 2023 - CINCINNATI, Ohio – On Monday, March 20, Molina Healthcare of Ohio (“Molina”), in partnership with iHeartIMPACT and Meals on Wheels America, delivered meals to homebound older adults throughout Cincinnati and neighboring communities. The volunteer event served as a celebration of a $50,000 grant provided by iHeartIMPACT, a division of iHeartMedia that focuses on aligning brands with nonprofit organizations, on behalf of Molina to support three Meals on Wheels programs throughout southern Ohio.
The Meals on Wheels network continues to struggle with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty and unstable conditions. Funding from Molina and iHeartIMPACT has been imperative in addressing current challenges and building capacity for those programs, helping to drive long-term sustainability beyond immediate funding.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and rapid inflation have created a crisis for seniors experiencing loneliness and hunger across the nation,” said Jennifer Steele, CEO of Meals on Wheels Southwest OH & Northern KY, and a member of the national board of Meals on Wheels America. “We are so grateful for the support and partnership of Molina Healthcare of Ohio, iHeartIMPACT and iHeartMedia at a local, state and national level. Together, we can deliver on the promise of providing so much more than just a meal.”
“Molina is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves, and addressing hunger among our seniors is part of that commitment.” said Ami Cole, plan president for Molina Healthcare of Ohio. “We are pleased to partner with iHeartIMPACT in supporting the mission of Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.”
"iHeartMedia is proud to stand with Molina Healthcare and Meals on Wheels America to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated," said DJ Hodge, Metro President, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh for iHeartMedia. “iHeartIMPACT’s mission is to improve communities one media campaign at a time, and we’re thankful for Molina Healthcare in their commitment to joining us in this goal.”
This grant will provide 5,000 meals and friendly visits to program members while also providing funding to upgrade kitchen equipment and support pet and social service initiatives.
For more information on Meals on Wheels America, please visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
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About Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
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. Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Molina served approximately 5.3 million members across 19 states as of December 31, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Ohio, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
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