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RGA Awards Operation Food Search $25,000 Grant to Support Its Fresh RX: Prescribing Healthy Futures Program

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June 2022 (ST. LOUIS) – Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) has awarded Operation Food Search a $25,000 grant for 2022 in support of its innovative Fresh RX: Prescribing Healthy Futures Program. The program supports food insecure families who have a child ages 12-18 with Type 1 diabetes by providing nutritionally whole meal kits and family resources, including cooking support and diabetes education and information. 

RGA focuses its philanthropic giving in four areas, one of which addresses health and longevity. This includes work that reduces health disparities found in the analysis of the leading causes of mortality.  

“Operation Food Search knows that good nutrition is central to illness prevention, which is what sparked the creation of our Fresh RX: Prescribing Health Futures program,” said Kristen Wild, President and CEO of OFS. “We appreciate RGA’s investment in food as good medicine.” 

“As a leading life and health reinsurance company, RGA understands the importance of a healthier diet for a longer life,” said Matt Blakely, Vice President, Corporate Social responsibility, RGA. “A key goal of RGA and the RGA Foundation is to help people live longer, healthier lives, and we are proud to support OFS and their Fresh RX: Prescribing Healthy Futures Program in their effort to build healthier communities.” 

About Operation Food Search

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. that provides free food, nutrition education and innovative programs proven to reduce food insecurity. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families and increases access to healthy and affordable food. The agency provides food and services to 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis – one-third of whom are children – through a network of 330 community partners in 27 Missouri and Illinois counties. 

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Media Contacts:

Jocelyn Fundoukos  |  Jocelyn.Fundoukos@OperationFoodSearch.org  |  (314) 726-5355

Amanda Galloway  | amanda@amandacookpr.com  |  (314) 598-0544

 

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