Kaiser Permanente Addresses Food Insecurity & Homelessness in the Region for National Volunteer Month


Kaiser Permanente continues their commitment to volunteerism, closing out National Volunteer Month (observed in April) with 629 service hours dedicated to addressing food insecurity and homelessness in the region.

Each year, volunteerism continues to play an important role in employee retention, fostering a sense of community among employees and expanding volunteer reach into the community. This year, for National Volunteer Month, Kaiser Permanente volunteered with the following organizations:

  • Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park: an innovation in experiential education designed to engage middle school students in Prince George’s County, MD, for life and work in the real world.
  • Interfaith Works: a local nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, supportive housing, essential needs, and employment programs to more than 35,000 residents of Montgomery County, MD, every year.
  • Loudoun Hunger Relief: the largest emergency food pantry in Loudoun County, VA, providing food assistance to the hungry and addressing food insecurities.
  • Bon Secours Community Works (BSCW): a nonprofit organization that enriches West Baltimore communities with programs and services that contribute to the long-term economic and social viability of neighborhoods.

On April 24, Kaiser Permanente’s Brand, Communications, & Community Engagement (BCCE) team partnered with Bon Secours Community Works for a day of service supporting Urban Farming and Community Parks initiatives in West Baltimore.

As the first BCCE Community Day of Service, participants were encouraged to get their hands dirty and connect to programs that Kaiser Permanente has supported in the past, such as the Bon Secours Community Works Community Resource Center. Volunteers also got an overview of the other programs, services, and impact within West Baltimore.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to about.kp.org

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