Good Deeds: Aetna donates 30 fridges to local food pantries
6/4/2021 | 7:00 p.m.
CARBONDALE — A local health organization, in collaboration with the Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network, has donated over $138,000 worth of fridges and freezers to local food pantries.
Aetna Better Health of Illinois, the Medicaid managed care business of Aetna, a CVS Health company, donated the fridges and freezers to 30 local pantries.
“Food insecurity leads to poor health outcomes,” said Kim Foltz, CEO, Aetna Better Health of Illinois. “The Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network and its partners provide a critical lifeline to healthy foods for families in hard-to-reach and underserved areas. With 25 percent of residents living in areas designated as food deserts, these pantries provide much needed access to healthy foods.”