Molina Healthcare $20,000 Grant Funds Food Pantry for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
The MolinaCares Accord Donates $20,000 to North County Lifeline to Establish New Food Pantry
The MolinaCares Accord in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California donated $20,000 to North County Lifeline to establish a new food pantry at Lifeline’s Drop-In center, which serves transitional youth and unhoused individuals in San Diego. With the growing number of youth who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness including transition-aged foster youth, the services of Lifeline’s Drop-In Center and this partnership are critical. Many of these youth have lost trust in the systems designed to help them; time with a supportive adult, a welcoming environment, and food are the most successful ways to rebuild trust and get youth the services they need. Molina Cares Food Pantry will provide much-needed nutritional snacks, hot meals, food boxes, and grocery gift cards for youth in need.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 29, 2021 – The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”), donated $20,000 to North County Lifeline (“Lifeline”) to establish a new food pantry at Lifeline’s drop-in center, which serves transitional youth and unhoused individuals in San Diego.
“North County Lifeline lives up to its name, providing essential resources and services to unhoused San Diegans to help improve their wellness and quality of life,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “MolinaCares is proud to bolster Lifeline’s mission by working together to address social determinants of health for our most vulnerable neighbors.”
In addition to establishing a new food pantry, the MolinaCares’ grant will help support other services the drop-in center offers, including crisis intervention, basic needs, housing placement, and access to showers, laundry, and computers.
“Having the MolinaCares Food Pantry at our drop-in center will provide much-needed nutrition for transitional youth and young adults currently experiencing homelessness or at-risk for homelessness,” said Donald Stump, executive director at North County Lifeline. “Through this generous grant, the center will provide youth with nutritional snacks, hot meals, food boxes, and gift cards for groceries.”
About The MolinaCares Accord
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform 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. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
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, and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.6 million members as of March 31, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About North County Lifeline
North County Lifeline is a community-based human services organization that serves low-income and underserved populations in San Diego County. Every year Lifeline serves more than 5,000 members of our community through clinically-strong and evidence-based programs that focus on positive youth development, child abuse prevention and domestic violence intervention, housing and self-sufficiency, behavioral health, and human trafficking victim and survivor services.