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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield supports local food bank expansion

Pictured at the check presentation are, left to right, Jamie Caputo, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and Paul Rooney and Katie Kemmerer representing Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield supports local food bank expansion

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (Jan. 20, 2017) — Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield recently announced that it provided $15,000 in funding to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in support of "The Bold Journey...Until No One is Hungry" capital campaign.

The campaign transformed the Williamsport facility into a state of the art Healthy Food Hub serving the 13 rural counties in north central Pennsylvania that are part of the Food Bank's service territory: Bradford, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union.

The Highmark funding helped the Williamsport Healthy Food Hub expand from a 17,000 square foot facility to a 30,000 square foot facility and distribute millions of pounds of healthy food to nearly 103,000 food insecure individuals, including over 30,000 children.

About Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Highmark Inc. doing business as Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves approximately 3.3 million members through the company’s health care benefits business and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue card program. It employs more than 4,200 people in western, north central and northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact:
Anthony Matrisciano
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
570-200-6310
anthony.matrisciano@highmarkhealth.org