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El Pasoans Fighting Hunger awarded $100k grant from UnitedHealthcare

On Thursday, officials with UnitedHealthcare awarded $100,000 in an Empowering Health grant to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to support emergency food relief.

“El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank is incredibly grateful for their support and their compassion for our region. With neighbors still in line and facing hunger, we gratefully recognize UnitedHealthcare for all they are doing to bring a brighter future to those in need,”  Kathy Cox, Chief Development Officer, shared.

The UnitedHealthcare donation means food for 700,000 meals.

“Social and economic factors have a profound impact on achieving and maintaining good health,” said Don Langer, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.

“Through Empowering Health grants, we’re working with local organizations to provide Texans with greater access to essential resources in high-risk and high-need communities so they can live healthier lives.”

In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District of Columbia.

Company officials say the grants will assist individuals and families experiencing challenges from food insecurity, social isolation and behavioral health issues, and support local health promotion and health literacy efforts.

To find out more or to donate to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank; to read our previous coverage of EPFHFB, click here.