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United Concordia Dental donates $110,000 to food banks nationwide
Nov 16, 2023

CAMP HILL, Pa. (Nov. 16, 2023) — Food banks in nine states are collectively receiving $110,000 from the United Concordia Dental Charitable Fund in an effort to help Americans who may be struggling with food insecurity.

In 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 17 million households across the nation were unable to acquire enough food to meet all family member needs due to insufficient money or other resources — an increase of 3.5 million households from 2021.

“More people are struggling to provide healthy and nutritious food to their families, which is such an important foundational piece of oral and overall health,” said Ed Shellard, DMD, president and CEO, United Concordia Dental. “This annual donation is just one of the ways we are committed to helping eliminate hunger and increase food access in communities we serve.”

United Concordia made donations to the following organizations through its charitable fund:

Arizona

  • St. Mary’s Food Bank, Phoenix

California

  • Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, San Francisco

Colorado

  • Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver

Florida

  • Feeding Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

Georgia

  • America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah

New Mexico

  • Roadrunner Food Bank, Albuquerque

Pennsylvania

  • Share Food Program, Philadelphia

Texas

  • North Texas Food Bank, Plano
  • San Antonio Food Bank, San Antonio

Virginia

  • Feed More, Richmond
  • Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Norfolk

For more information about United Concordia’s commitment to helping those in need, visit Caring for Our Community on UnitedConcordia.com.

Contact:
Suzanne Cibotti
United Concordia Dental
717-260-7549
suzanne.cibotti@ucci.com

Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health
717-302-4243
leilyn.perri@highmarkhealth.org

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