Catalyst gets cash, food infusion

UnitedHealthcare donates to the cause

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, UnitedHealthcare last week (Oct. 5) donated more than 3,000 lbs. of food and a $1,000 check to Chico’s Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.

The food drive was headed by a United Healthcare employee who is a domestic-violence survivor and benefited from Catalyst’s services when she needed them. Catalyst offers safe housing, counseling and other assistance to victims of domestic violence as well as crisis intervention and education.

Community leaders—including Chico Mayor Ann Schwab and Butte County Supervisor Kim Yamaguchi (pictured)—helped deliver the food.

“The generosity of UnitedHealthcare and its employees is simply amazing, and we are grateful for their commitment to this important cause,” said Anastacia Snyder, Catalyst executive director.

United Healthcare employs 350 people locally and has a history of giving back, contributing regularly to Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes and other nonprofits.