Representatives from Montgomery County, non-profit organizations and Kaiser Permanente gathered Wednesday for a socially-distant celebration of a $15,000 donation made by Kaiser Permanente to the Rainbow Community Development Center (Rainbow CDC). The contribution supports the non-profit Rainbow CDC’s efforts to address food insecurity in Montgomery County through a robust food pantry and food distribution service for those in need. With the additional funds, Rainbow CDC is able to purchase a commercial-grade refrigerator and additional storage to expand the organization’s food storage capacity. This donation is an extension of a long-standing partnership between Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to support student wellness initiatives through Montgomery County Public Schools. When grant-funded school programming was canceled due to the pandemic, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation helped Kaiser Permanente pivot their donation to the Rainbow CDC to support the pressing and growing need to fight hunger in our community.
Kaiser Permanente is proud to support the Rainbow CDC and initiatives seeking to help those facing food insecurity live healthier lives by expanding their access to reliable, healthy food. Kaiser Permanente thanks everyone who joined the celebration.
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Pictured from front to back, left to right are:
- Reverend Patricia Drumming, executive director, Rainbow Community Development Center
- Pastor Horace Drumming, Rainbow Community Development Center
- Marla Caplon, director, Student Wellness Initiatives, Montgomery County Public Schools
- George L. Leventhal, PhD, director, Community Health, Kaiser Permanente
- Jewru Bandeh, regional director, Montgomery County, East County Regional Services Office
- Michelle Caruso, program manager, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, Council Vice President
- Patrick M. Campbell, senior planning manager, Office of Emergency Management and Mass Care Operations, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services