- ‘Cigna Fights Hunger’ campaign to continue in 2016
- New $220,000 grant will help feed children around the world
BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Cigna Foundation today announced a grant of $220,000 to Feeding
Children Everywhere (FCE), a non-profit that supports Hunger Projects
around the world. This award celebrates a milestone in Cigna’s
relationship with FCE, as a total of one million meals now have been
packaged in 25 Hunger Projects over three years with support from the
Cigna Foundation to FCE.
The grant continues a partnership begun in 2012 between the Cigna
Foundation and Feeding Children Everywhere in the “Cigna Fights Hunger”
campaign, a series of volunteer events that mobilize Cigna employees to
package nutritious meals for hungry children and families in their own
communities and globally. In 2015, the Cigna Foundation grant and Cigna
employee volunteer effort helped make it possible for FCE to deliver
more than 250,000 meals to CARE FOR AIDS, a Kenya non-profit that
nourishes people living with AIDS and HIV, and to multiple sites within
the United States.
“Beyond our grant, our involvement with Feeding Children Everywhere
offers Cigna the opportunity to create our largest Cigna volunteer
efforts, enabling us to play a part in alleviating hunger in locations
all over the globe,” explained David Figliuzzi, executive director of
the Cigna Foundation.
The Cigna Foundation grant renewal will make it possible to continue the
“Cigna Fights Hunger” campaign with Feeding Children Everywhere, and
will provide meals in 2016 to the needy throughout the United States,
Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
About the Cigna Foundation
The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by
contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries.
The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to
enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of
their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna
employees live and work.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense
of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or
through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life
Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna
Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include
an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental,
behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other
related products including group life, accident and disability
insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and
jurisdictions, and has more than 89 million customer relationships
throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to
follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
About Feeding Children Everywhere
Feeding Children Everywhere is a global nonprofit organization that is
focused on empowering and mobilizing people to assemble healthy meals
for children and families around the world. For more information visit www.feedingchildreneverywhere.com.
Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758