Inland Empire Health, Victor Valley College Partner on Food Boxes
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is partnering with Victor Valley College (VVC) to address food insecurity in the high desert. Community residents can receive a free food box at VVC’s Lower Campus every Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While residents are encouraged to register online, unregistered walk-ups are welcome at 12:30 p.m., while supplies last. Recipients must be 18 years or older and boxes are limited to one per household.
Prior to partnering with VVC, the health plan hosted weekly food box drive-through distribution events at the Victorville Community Resource Center (CRC), totaling more than $5 million in food from June 2020 to July 2021.
“Food insecurity is one of the greatest needs in our region. We knew the distribution efforts had to continue,” said Delia Orosco, IEHP Victorville CRC manager. “We are so grateful to VVC, a key community partner, for continuing to serve the community so our resource centers can prepare to reopen and serve again in the future.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
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