Teachers Health Trust (THT), the dedicated health plan for the educators and licensed professionals in Clark County, is partnering with the nonprofit, Serving Our Kids Foundation, in an effort to ensure that no child goes hungry, especially during this pandemic, when schools are closed.
Utilizing their preferred pharmacy partner, Alto Pharmacy, who provide always-free same-day prescription delivery to teachers and its members, the team is effectively able to provide contactless delivery for the meal bags, each week, for kids and parents who may be unable to get to the school during drop off times.
Since launching in one week’s time, collectively, they have helped provide meal options for more than 210 children in need.
Serving Our Kids Foundation, delivers weekend food bags to K-8 students, who may not qualify for government nutrition or other backpack programs and would otherwise go hungry on Saturday and Sunday. The critical food bags are provided to more than 3,500 homeless and at-risk children, based on referrals by school principals, teachers and counselors.
In addition to the meal bags, they also come with books provided by Spread the Word Nevada, more than 5,000 juice boxes, and over 5,000 granola bars have been given.
“Teachers Health Trust's goal is to always protect the health of our members and their families. Especially during this pandemic, our team is as proactive as possible and committed to joining forces with impactful organizations, such as Serving Our Kids Foundation, to ensure a collaborative community of care," says Michael Skolnik, CEO of Teachers Health Trust. “When we learned of this critical gap in direct outreach to students and lack of the ability to communicate and deliver meal bags, due to schools being closed, we wanted to immediately help.”
The public can also help by buying designated food items from the Serving Our Kids online store or monetary donations at www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.
Additionally, THT is hosting a brand new FB Live series called Talk to THT. The series will be held every other Wednesday at 4pm and is intended to be an open forum for the THT community to connect at facebook.com/fblive.