Blue Shield of California provided $150,000 in support to rural communities in the San Juaquin Valley. Six community-based organizations throughout the region will each receive $25,000 to help support initiatives that provide fresh groceries, hands-on job training, and housing services.
Juan Martinez, director for Nutrition Education and Hunger Prevention with KCAO, was equally thankful for the $25,000.
"This donation will help us as we prepare for the summer meal distributions for children, our emergency food bags, and the preschool backpack food program," Martinez said.
"We are super excited and extremely grateful to receive the donation," Perez added, estimating the Blue Shield of California donation can help 30 to 40 people.
"When we do our street outreach these funds will allow us to go directly to individuals," Perez said. "These funds will not go toward administrative costs, or anything like that."
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