Philadelphia, PA – November 20, 2015
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation and SHARE, its newest “Eat Right” Healthy Futures partner, will provide more than 60 Thanksgiving dinner packages to local families in north Philadelphia to help them enjoy an affordable, healthy, and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. SHARE provides healthy, affordable foods in low-income Healthy Futures school neighborhoods through farmer’s markets and SHARE below-retail grocery packages. Healthy Futures focuses on three components of healthy living — “Eat Right,” “Get Fit” and “Stay Well” — each brought to life in area schools through partnerships with national and regional leaders with expertise in nutrition, fitness and preventative health care. Launched in August 2013, Healthy Futures now offers programming in 25 regional schools, directly impacting more than 1,000 students and their families.
Friday, November 20, 2 p.m.
St. Martin De Porres Elementary School
2300 W Lehigh Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Beth Broady, School Outreach Coordinator, SHARE
Maureen Furletti, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
SHARE distributing Thanksgiving food packages to families
About the Independence Blue Cross Foundation:
The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is a charitable, private foundation, whose mission is leading solutions for a healthier community. The Foundation targets the following areas of impact:
- Securing the Blue Safety Net:Achieving sustainability of the regional safety net by building capacity in health centers.
- Bolstering the Health Care Workforce:Advancing the education and professional development of nurses and nurse leaders.
- Addressing Health Priorities:Addressing national health trends locally through community-driven research.
- Building Healthy Communities:Driving wellness by targeting specific and diverse community health needs.
Independence Blue Cross