UnitedHealthcare Donates $750,000 to Nonprofits in Michigan

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $750,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in Michigan to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11.4 million through Empowering Health grants across 18 states and the District…

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A Kid’s Summer: Eat and Stay Safe This Season

Originally posted by Michigan Chronical COVID-19 is practically in the rearview mirror and with rates steadily declining and summer in full swing, it’s time to get the children outside and to play safely. The YMCA is offering children and youth several activities this summer with free programs, camps and activities. Latitia McCree, senior vice-president, Communications…

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Gleaners Community Food Bank Receives $264,000 from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation

The Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation (Dresner Foundation) has awarded Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan with two grants totaling $264,000. The first grant, awarded on March 23 2021, provides Gleaners with $96,000 to cover the direct food costs associated with food distribution at the southwest Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) through the…

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United Way tests out new hub to bridge data divide between health and human services

A local data exchange aimed at filling in information gaps in the social safety net by digitally linking local health and human service organizations will launch this summer. A project of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, the Community Information Exchange seeks to better connect at-risk populations with basic needs assistance and other support, improve health…

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3 ways food banks can help hungry kids and families this summer

Originally posted on WDIV Far too many children and families are worried about where their next meal will come from – but Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan has launched its summer programming to address hunger across Wayne, Oakland, Livingston, Macomb and Monroe counties. At a time when one in six people, including one in five…

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How to Help Hungry Veterans for 4th of July  

Independence Day is just around the corner, and Americans are getting ready to celebrate the holiday weekend with fireworks, parades, cookouts, and gatherings with friends and family. But beyond the red, white, and blue displays of patriotism, thousands of local veterans are still living in poverty and struggling to put food on the table.    Food is among the most basic of needs, but hunger still infiltrates the daily lives of local veterans and their families. Here’s what you need to…

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Gleaners adds dozens of food distribution sites this summer

Originally posted by The Detroit Free Press Starting next week, children in metro Detroit can get free meals through a summer food program run by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, which is adding 66 distribution sites. Families can get fresh groceries through drive-thrus, pick up prepared meals once a week, and grab breakfast…

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