Sendero Health Plan and Community Partners Bring Thanksgiving Holiday Cheer to Austin-Area Residents

Distributed more than 1,000 turkeys and 5,000 side dishes at three events for the elderly, disabled and low-income

Austin, Texas, November 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Volunteers brave recent cold weather to help light up the Thanksgiving holiday AustinResidents of the area need Several groups joined together to distribute large turkeys and baskets filled with ready-to-make side dishes to area veterans, disabled and low-income residents.

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation, Mission Complete, Sendero Health Plan, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health (APH), and the Watershed Protection Department downtown austin Hosted the distribution on Sunday at Austin Achieve Public Schools.

“We provided turkeys and baskets to over 300 families, which were filled with lots of side items to help make Thanksgiving a feast for them.” Michael Lofton, founder and CEO of the African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF). “There are many families in our community who do not have the resources to be able to provide a full meal for Thanksgiving. Now they can.”

AAYHF works to enhance the quality of life for African American and low-income youth and families through school and community-based programs.

In addition to Sunday’s event, Sendero Health Plans, APH’s Neighborhood Services Unit, and the Watershed Protection Department distributed another 700 whole turkeys and 3,500 side dishes donated by the Central Texas Food Bank in two additional recent events. was on one east austin neighborhood center Saturday, November 12, 2022 and another last Saturday at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center. Volunteers delivered over 100 turkeys with side dishes to those who could not attend the distribution events.

“We deeply appreciate the support we have received from the community over the past 10 years since we began operations,” said Rudy Ybarra Sendero Health Plans. “As the area’s only non-profit community health plan we are grateful to be able to brighten the Thanksgiving holiday for so many of our neighbors.”

“We are fortunate to work with so many great community partners who are sometimes hard to reach with food delivery,” said Sandy Valdespino Neighborhood Services Unit. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of so many volunteers and especially appreciate the efforts of the city’s watershed protection team.”

“We look forward to this opportunity every year to pay it forward with our community,” said ebony triceFounder and CEO of Mission Pura.

Mission Accomplished is a non-profit organization founded Austin To assist those experiencing homelessness with laundry services in 2014 by deploying a mobile trailer with four washers and four dryers in camps and other areas.

Founded in 2011, Sendero Health Plan is a community-supported nonprofit health maintenance organization affiliated with the Travis County Health District, better known as Union Health. Sendero is the first and only area Affordable Care Act health plan to receive a 4-star quality rating from the federal government. Sendero is dedicated to providing affordable, quality health care coverage exclusively to improve the health of the community Travis County Low income residents. Sendero offers its IdealCare plans on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace and is available in travis, williamson, grass, Bastrop, Burnett, Fayette, Took And Caldwell counties.

AUSTIN, TX – Sendero Health Plan employee volunteers Cynthia Escalera (brown hat) and Briselda Herrera (black coat) load turkeys and side dishes into a car at the Turkey Fest event on November 12, 2022 at the East Austin Neighborhood Center. The event was sponsored by Sendero Health Plans, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health, and the Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin, with donations from the Central Texas Food Bank. Photo Credit: Sendero Health Plan

AUSTIN, TX - Volunteers load turkey and sides at Turkey Fest on November 20, 2022 at Austin Achieve Public Schools.  The event was sponsored by but African American Youth Harvest Foundation, Mission Accomplished, Sendero Health Plans, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health (APH), and the Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin and benefited the elderly, disabled, and low-income people.  area residents.

AUSTIN, TX – Volunteers load turkey and sides at Turkey Fest on November 20, 2022 at Austin Achieve Public Schools. The event was sponsored by but African American Youth Harvest Foundation, Mission Accomplished, Sendero Health Plans, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health (APH), and the Watershed Protection Department of the City of Austin and benefited the elderly, disabled, and low-income people. area residents.

AUSTIN, TX - Volunteers from the City of Austin Watershed Conservation Department prepare side dishes and bags of turkey for distribution to area elderly, disabled and low-income residents at the Turkey Fest held at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center on November 19, 2022 .  ,  Sendero Health Plans, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health (APH), co-sponsored the event with a donation from the Central Texas Food Bank.  Photo Credit: Sendero Health Plan

AUSTIN, TX – Volunteers from the City of Austin Watershed Conservation Department prepare side dishes and bags of turkey for distribution to area elderly, disabled and low-income residents at the Turkey Fest held at the Turner-Roberts Recreation Center on November 19, 2022 . , Sendero Health Plans, the Neighborhood Services Unit of Austin Public Health (APH), co-sponsored the event with a donation from the Central Texas Food Bank. Photo Credit: Sendero Health Plan

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