In a continued effort to support those in most need, Molina Healthcare of South Carolina collaborated with Charleston Community Impact (CCI) to launch the first ever Molina Closet in the state. This room serves the most vulnerable populations from all walks of life and contains a variety of resources, including personal hygiene items for men and women and baby essentials, such as diapers and wipes. The Molina Closet also includes a food pantry and educational literature on health care.
To celebrate the launch of this invaluable resource, Molina and CCI held a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included remarks from Molina Healthcare of South Carolina President, Dora Wilson and Charleston Community Impact CEO David Johnson. North Charleston City Councilwoman Rhonda Jerome was also present.
According to Feeding America
, 1 in 7 South Carolinians struggles with hunger. Feeding America also reports
that many families in the United States struggle to afford non-food essentials related to personal care. This Molina Closet is part of Molina Healthcare’s ongoing effort to address the various social determinants of health, including food insecurity, personal hygiene, education, and more.