The companies also have donated 150,000 meals through the Food Bank for New York City, supplied surgical masks and gloves to NYC Health + Hospitals, and provided dental kits to community groups in each of the markets they serve. These contributions will support the oral and overall health of these communities by helping to increase access to vital resources, the companies said.
“MCNA Dental and Healthplex are collaborating with organizations within our communities to channel donations directly to pandemic relief efforts. Our team members across the country are proud to be able to help make a difference for our members and their families with these donations,” said Glen Feingold, chief operating officer of MCNA Dental and chairman of Healthplex.
“Throughout this crisis, we have worked tirelessly to provide the support and customer service that they need to maintain good oral health, including helping them access necessary urgent and emergency dental care,” said Feingold.
“In the midst of this global health pandemic, we want our members and the dentists we partner with to know that we are there for them to help our communities overcome adversity. Our desire is to help them meet their most urgent needs, relieving the stress that so many are facing in communities across the nation,” said Carlos Lacasa, senior vice president and general counsel of MCNA Dental.
The companies also said that their donations build on their longstanding commitment to giving back to the communities they serve in an effort to strengthen and support their members, network providers, and state partners in the face of adversity.
Community support organizations in nine states have received health supplies and financial donations from MCNA Dental and Healthplex to help them in their efforts to alleviate the hardships felt by so many across the country. The organizations that the companies have supported include:
- New York City Health + Hospitals in New York
- Food Bank for New York City in New York
- San Antonio Food Bank in Texas
- Second Harvest Food Bank in Louisiana
- Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in Louisiana
- Feeding South Florida in Florida
- Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Arkansas
- Food Bank for the Heartland in Nebraska
- Community Action Partnership in Idaho
- Salt Lake Education Foundation in Utah
- Utah Food Bank in Utah
- Food Bank of Iowa COVID-19 in Iowa
- Southeast Warren Food Pantry in Iowa