Three events for the elderly, disabled and those with low income provided more than 1,000 Turkeys and 5,000 side meals.
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 23, 2022/PRNewswire/ – Volunteers braved the recent cold to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday AustinResidents in need within the region. A number of groups joined forces to distribute large turkeys along with baskets containing ready-to-make side dish to area residents, including the disabled and elderly.
Mission Accomplished, African American Youth Harvest Foundation, Mission Accomplished. Sendero Health Plans. The Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health, APH, and the Watershed Protection Department of the City of AustinThe distribution was held at Austin Achieve Public Schools Sunday.
“We provided more than 300 families with turkeys and baskets filled with lots of side items to help make Thanksgiving a feast for them,” Michael LoftonFounder and CEO of the African American Youth Harvest Foundation. “Our community has many families who simply do not have the resources to be able to provide a full meal for Thanksgiving. Now they can.”
Through community-based and school-based programs, AAYHF strives to improve the quality life of African American and low income youth and their families.
Sendero Health Plans distributed 700 whole turkeys, APHs Neighborhood Services Unit and the Watershed Protection Department donated 3,500 side dishes and donated part of the Central Texas Food Bank’s donation at the Sunday event. One was at East Austin Neighborhood Center Saturday, November 12, 20,22The Turner-Roberts Recreation Center, and the other Saturday at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center. More than 100 turkeys and side dishes were also distributed by volunteers to those who couldn’t make it to the distribution events.
“We deeply appreciate the support we’ve received from the community over the last 10 years since we began operations,” Rudy YbarraSendero Health Plans “As the area’s only non-profit community health plan we are gratified to be able to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for so many of our neighbors.”
“We are fortunate to work with so many great community partners to reach people who are sometimes hard to reach with food distributions,” Sandi ValdespinoNeighborhood Services Unit “We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many volunteers and especially appreciate the efforts of the city’s Watershed Protection team.”
“We look forward to this opportunity to pay it forward with our community each year,” Ebonie TriceMission Accomplished CEO and Founder.
Mission Accomplished, a non-profit organization, was founded in Austin2014: To assist those experiencing homelessness, we deployed a mobile trailer that contained four washers and four dryers. This trailer was used to transport laundry services to camps and other areas.
Sendero Health Plans, a community-supported non-profit Health Maintenance Organization, was founded in 2011. It is affiliated with the Travis County Health District. Sendero is a unique area Affordable Care Act health care plan that has been awarded a 4-Star Quality rating by the federal government. Sendero’s mission is to improve the health of the community through affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage. Travis CountyResidents with low incomes. Sendero’s IdealCare plans are available on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Fayette, Lee Caldwell counties.
SOURCE Sendero Health Plans