Fallon Health Awards $100,000 to Address COVID-19

Worcester, Mass., May 8, 2020 ― Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization, today announced its latest relief efforts to support the community in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to the $25,000 Fallon previously donated to "Worcester Together"—a fund established to address the immediate community relief efforts across their key service areas—the organization has awarded $75,000 in emergency relief funding for organizations that support food insecurity and/or senior isolation and support services.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of applicants to the emergency relief funds—a response that speaks volumes about the needs created by COVID-19. We are proud to be able to stand with our community partners and help to accelerate their responses,” said Richard Burke, President and CEO of Fallon Health.

Recipients represent community organizations from across Massachusetts. 25 were selected to be among the first to be awarded funding through Fallon’s charitable giving for their initiatives to improve the health and well-being of residents:

  • Billerica Council on Aging 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence 
  • Brazilian American Center- BRACE, Framingham 
  • Brockton Visiting Nurse Association 
  • Christina's House Inc., Springfield 
  • Coastline Elderly Services, Inc., New Bedford 
  • Community Teamwork, Lowell 
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. 
  • Franklin County Community Meals Program, Inc. 
  • Friends of Grafton Elders 
  • Ginny's Helping Hands, Leominster 
  • Greater Springfield Senior Services 
  • Hockomock Area YMCA 
  • HOPE Worldwide Framingham Food Pantry 
  • Legendary Legacies Inc., Worcester 
  • Merrimack Valley Immigrant and Education Center 
  • Merrimack Valley YMCA 
  • Pioneer Valley Power Packs, Inc., Northampton 
  • Saint Paul's Elder Outreach, Worcester 
  • Steppingstone Incorporated, Fall River 
  • The Open Pantry of Greater Lowell 
  • The Oxford Ecumenical Council Inc. 
  • Town of Cheshire 
  • Weymouth Council for the Hungry Inc.

The second round was announced on May 11,2020:

  • Abby Kelley Foster House, Worcester
  • African Community Education Program, Worcester
  • A Place To Turn, Natick
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester
  • Colony Retirement Homes, Worcester
  • Downtown Framingham
  • Food for the World, Lawrence
  • Rachel's Table, Worcester
  • Just Roots Inc., Greenfield
  • Lancaster Council on Aging
  • Leominster Housing Authority
  • Lowell Transitional Living Center
  • Melrose Family YMCA
  • Mission E4, Hubbardston
  • North Star Family Services, Leominster
  • Palmer Council on Aging
  • Project Just Because, Hopkinton
  • Project New Hope, Worcester
  • Root NS, Salem
  • Springfield Boys and Girls Club Inc
  • The Charity Guild, Brockton
  • The Food Bank of Western MA, Hatfield
  • The Salem Pantry
  • Town of Stoneham

The third round of organizations were announced on May 15:

  • Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield
  • Bourne Friends Food Pantry, Buzzards Bay
  • Bread & Roses, Lawrence
  • Cape Cod Council of Churches, Hyannis
  • Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled, Hyannis
  • Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston
  • Clinton HIgh School
  • Community Foundation of Western MA, Springfield
  • Community Harvest Project, North Grafton
  • Elder Services of the Berkshires, Pittsfield
  • Food Share, Southbridge
  • GLCAC Inc., Lawrence
  • Lorraine's Soup Kitchen & Pantry, Chicopee
  • Spanish American Center, Leominster
  • Veterans Inc., Worcester

This was last updated on May 15, 2020
Melissa Randall
Corporate Communications Manager, Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.