BLOOMFIELD, Conn., 23 December, 2015 - 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.