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United Health Foundation Commits $500k For Urgent Assistance via Arizona Food Bank Network

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

The United Health Foundation has pledged $500k to provide urgent assistance to Arizona residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aid for the Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN ) is a part of UnitedHealth Group’s more than $75 million commitment to fight COVID-19 and help those directly affected by the pandemic including health care workers, seniors, and people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. 

The grant to support AzFBN, a private, nonprofit organization including all 15 Arizona counties and providing access to meals and adequate nutrition with nearly 1,000 food pantries and organizations through states network. AzFBN also to work with schools to provide students and families with meals during the summer months.

Joe Gaudio, chief executive officer, West Region, UnitedHealthcare Community & State stated, “Many Arizonans are facing unprecedented hardships during the COVID-19 public health emergency and reliable access to food is paramount in keeping people healthy and safe. Our support for the Arizona Food Bank Network has been long-standing and our recent investment will help address food insecurity across the state and complements efforts initiated by Governor Doug Ducey to provide aid for at-risk communities during the pandemic.”

“We know that Arizonans are struggling right now and will be facing a long recovery. We need to make sure there is help available when they need it. Thanks to the United Health Foundation’s commitment to Arizona, we can support organizations that help feed hungry people across the state,” stated Angie Rodgers, president, and chief executive officer, Arizona Food Bank Network.

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. To learn more about (UNH) please visit the Vista Partners Company Dedicated UNH Coverage Page

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(Read Original Story: United Health Foundation Pledges $500,000 to Support Vulnerable Arizona Residents Amid COVID-19 Emergency in Business Wire)


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