Molina Healthcare of California, CSA and Hensel Phelps Partner to Distribute Thanksgiving Meal Kits to Riverside Families Struggling with High Food Prices
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2023 – Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), Community Settlement Association (CSA) and Hensel Phelps hosted a drive-thru Thanksgiving meal kit giveaway for 300 families who may have otherwise gone without a holiday meal.
Thanksgiving dinner prices this year are the second highest on record according to a recent American Farm Bureau survey. Prices dropped from last year’s record numbers but are still 30% higher than those before the pandemic.
“Food insecurity is a growing problem and Molina is committed to increasing access to healthy options for California families,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “We’re proud to partner with valued organizations like CSA and Hensel Phelps to provide Thanksgiving meals to our neighbors in Riverside and the surrounding community.”
Kits included a frozen turkey, stuffing mix, canned cranberry sauce, canned green beans, canned corn, canned gravy, boxed mashed potatoes, fresh fruit, vegetables, pumpkin pie and more.
“This event continues to grow each year and we are proud to partner with Molina and Hensel Phelps to ease the burden on families struggling to serve a holiday meal,” said Ninfa Delgado, vice president of operations/chief operating officer at Riverside Community Health Foundation.
“This event is truly special for the employees of Hensel Phelps,” said Michelle Keyser, manager of supplier diversity in the construction group of Hensel Phelps. “Participating in a cultural staple like a Thanksgiving meal fosters family togetherness and we are proud to make that possible.”
About Molina Healthcare of California
Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for 40 years. The Company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2023. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Community Settlement Association
Founded in 1911, Community Settlement Association has been focused on family wellness, education, civic engagement, cultural awareness, and strengthening the community in Riverside for more than 100 years! Community Settlement Association, an affiliate of Riverside Community Health Foundation, provides a variety of programs ranging from food assistance, after school program, culture and arts enrichment, educational support services, health and well-being, bilingual social services and more.
About Hensel Phelps
Since its humble beginning in 1937, Hensel Phelps has grown as a family of hard-working individuals into a world-class builder. Exploring new markets and partnerships, investing in diversity and our communities, and forging new opportunities, we are dedicated to serving our people, our neighbors, our partners, and all those who aspire to build a better future. Hensel Phelps is committed to continuing our legacy—not only through brick-and-mortar landmarks but through the integrity of our team members. Through the years, these core values have represented our company as well as each individual that makes our projects possible: Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community. These values, paired with our ambitious vision and drive to succeed, are what define Hensel Phelps and will ensure our continued growth and excellence for generations to come.