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  • Commonwealth Care Alliance® Commits $60,000 to Combat Food Insecurity in Rhode Island

    Financial support will support nonprofit organizations The Elisha Project and Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, as well as the Rhode Island Public Health Institute’s Food on the Move initiative

    Commonwealth Care Alliance® (CCA), a nationally recognized not-for-profit, community-based, integrated healthcare organization focused on care and coordination for high-cost, high-needs individuals, today announced it is committing nearly $60,000 in an effort to address food insecurity in Rhode Island.
     
    CCA’s donations will support three local organizations whose missions are to help homebound senior citizens and other Rhode Islanders in need access healthy, nutritious meals on a year-round basis. The organizations CCA is supporting include: 

    Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island
    A statewide organization that last year delivered more than 336,000 meals to more than 2,700 homebound senior citizens across the state. CCA’s support will fund a full day of deliveries for every individual Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island serves in the state.
     

    Food on the Move
    A program created by the Rhode Island Public Health Institute (RIPHI), which brings mobile produce markets that help make healthy food accessible and affordable to vulnerable neighborhoods across Rhode Island. CCA’s donation will allow RIPHI to open a new mobile produce market in Rhode Island to respond to unmet needs for fresh produce. Additional information about the location of this market will be available soon.
    The Elisha Project
    Based in East Providence, which helps provide meals to more than 62,000 families across the state. CCA’s financial support will help fund The Elisha Project’s daily meal deliveries to homebound senior citizens in Rhode Island.
     
    “As a healthcare organization dedicated to serving high-risk, traditionally hard-to-reach individuals, we at CCA have a first-hand understanding of the impact hunger and other social determinants of health can have on a person’s overall health and well-being,” said Corey McCarty, Rhode Island general manager, Commonwealth Care Alliance. “We are incredibly proud to support the great work these three organizations are doing to address food insecurity, which is making a real difference in the health and well-being of Rhode Islanders from all across the state.” 
     
    CCA will offer a range of Medicare plans in Rhode Island beginning for enrollment on January 1, 2022, marking the organization’s first-ever market expansion outside of Massachusetts.
     
    Learn more about CCA’s Rhode Island operations at www.CCARhodeIsland.org.

     

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