Cathedral City, Calif. – The Union Pacific Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Hope through Housing Foundation to provide healthy foods for extremely low-income seniors at the Cathedral Palms residential community.

The money will help fund Hope through Housing’s Dignity Grocery Stores program, which allows residents to “shop” twice a month for fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy eating options. The program serves 135 seniors at Cathedral Palms

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support we’ve received from the Union Pacific Foundation over the years,” said Steve PonTell, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Community Renaissance, which manages Cathedral Palms. “The Dignity Grocery Stores program helps seniors in need improve their overall health and wellness, and use their money on other essentials, such as medical bills.”

“Union Pacific has a long-standing commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,” said Lupe C. Valdez, Director of Public Affairs for Union Pacific Railroad. “We are proud to support National CORE and Hope through Housing on this vital program.”

About National CORE, Hope through Housing
National Community Renaissance, based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing. CORE manages nearly 9,000 affordable, senior and market-rate units in California, Arkansas, Texas and Florida. Hope through Housing was founded by National CORE in 1998 to provide life-changing social services to residents and communities. For more information on CORE and Hope through Housing, please visit

Steve Lambert, The 20/20 Network
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