The 3000 Club, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, received a $3,000 grant from the Humana Foundation on July 19 during a volunteer event. The 3000 Club was selected by a Humana employee who won the grant for the nonprofit of her choice by volunteering during National Volunteer Month, which takes place each year in April.
Thanks to the grant, The 3000 Club will be able to distribute enough food for more than 900 additional meals this year.
In addition to presenting The 3000 Club with a $3,000 check, Humana employees packed medical supplies that will be sent to disaster relief areas.
Humana employees who volunteered and logged their hours during National Volunteer Month had the opportunity to win one of six Humana Foundation recognition grants for the nonprofit of their choice. The Humana Foundation grant is part of Humana’s commitment to volunteerism.
Humana employee Jessica Lukenda, who lives in Glendale and won the grant, and her colleagues hosted and volunteered at a Market On the Move at four Humana sites in the Valley of the Sun. The Market On the Move program provides a farmers’ market atmosphere where anyone can receive 60 pounds of fresh, lightly bruised produce — that would otherwise be thrown in landfills — for a $10 donation. The program fed more than 84,000 families in 2017.