Community First Health Plans Partners with Harlandale ISD to Install Food Pantries in Fourteen Locations
By: Community First Health Plans
"As an alumnae of Harlandale ISD, I am delighted for the opportunity to give back to my community. This exceptional partnership will provide meals to families in need and continue to expand Community First Health Plans' mission to support the institutions in our community because We Work Here, We Live Here, and We Give Here," says Theresa Scepanski, President and CEO of Community First Health Plans.
In 2021, San Antonio's only nonprofit health insurance organization set out to place 20 free food pantries across the eight counties it covers. To date, 14 have been installed and 36 additional pantries will be installed by the end of the year. The pantries provide 24/7 access to essential and non-perishable food items to Harlandale students, their families, and neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
This momentous community partnership with Harlandale ISD was approved with the full support of the Harlandale ISD Board of Trustees, and Community First Health Plans will begin installing all 14 pantries through the Summer.
"We are extremely excited and thankful to partner with Community First to provide yet another resource of help for our Harlandale ISD community. Here at Harlandale, we continually look for ways to support our Community, especially those in need. Being able to have these food pantries within our school district is another way to show our Harlandale family that we are here and we care for their well-being," says Gerardo Soto, Superintendent, Harlandale ISD.
Community members and organizations who seek to support the Community First Food Pantry can help in several ways:
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