The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Donates $15,000 to Dare to Care Food Bank to Support Community Members Facing Food Insecurity
LOUISVILLE, Ky, December 2, 2021 — The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare (“Passport”), announced a $15,000 donation to Dare to Care Food Bank to help address food insecurity this holiday season. The donation will help support Dare to Care’s food pantries and cooking classes for community members.
Dare to Care Food Bank, which serves Kentuckians in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Shelby, and Spencer counties, distributed 23 million meals last year to those in need. With several programs that target our communities’ most vulnerable populations, including children and seniors, Dare to Care plays a vital role in feeding individuals and families in need.
“Access to food is one of the most important social determinants of health,” said Ryan Sadler, plan president of Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare. “Addressing food insecurity is critical to improving health outcomes for all Kentuckians. Our partnership with Dare to Care will allow us to reach even more of our members in need.”
“1 in 7 Kentuckians currently struggle with hunger, and the holidays can be a particularly challenging time for individuals and families who face barriers to food,” said Vincent James, president and chief executive officer of Dare to Care. “We’re thankful for Passport’s donation and their commitment to helping us conquer the cycle of hunger in communities throughout Kentucky.”
About The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation
The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc. The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation was 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 Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare
Molina Healthcare of Kentucky, Inc., dba Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, provides government-funded, quality health care to low-income individuals, and works closely with local providers and community partners to improve health outcomes for members and the communities it serves. Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company that provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through state insurance marketplaces. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare served approximately 4.8 million members as of September 30, 2021.