Geisinger has announced the recipients of its community grants of $130,000 to agencies serving south central Pennsylvania.

Five community health issues were the focus for funding: food insecurity and healthy choices; transportation; housing stability; opioid prevention and treatment; and pediatric obesity.

Locally, the United Way of York County received $5,000 to support its Healthy Habits program, which focuses on preventing childhood obesity.

Also, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank received $80,000 to provide access to healthy foods throughout the region.

Geisinger has awarded $1 million in community grants to non-profit organizations throughout its 43-county service area. It expects next year’s award amounts to reach up to $2 million.

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