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Uchennaya Ogba
(210) 978-4637


Community First Health Plans and Harlandale Independent School District


Press Conference: Community first announces plans to install fourteen food pantries in select Harlandale ISD locations


Gilbert Elementary School

931 E Southcross St, San Antonio, Texas 78214 


Friday, May 6, 2022 at 1:30 PM


Community First Health Plans have embarked on a unique partnership with Harlandale ISD to install 14 Community First food pantries at select Harlandale ISD elementary, middle, and high schools before the start of the 2022 school year. A ribbon cutting / press conference will be held at Gilbert Elementary School located at 931 E Southcross 78214 on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 1:30 PM to mark the historic installation of the first 6 ½ -foot tall, weatherproof, 24/7 accessible pantry. 


Theresa Scepanski, a Harlandale ISD alum and President/CEO of Community First Health Plans, will officiate the ribbon cutting alongside Harlandale ISD Superintendent Gerardo Soto. Both leaders will be flanked by students, community leaders, supporters and the Harlandale ISD Marching Band.



Community First Health Plans was established in 1995 by the University Health System, specifically to begin providing health care coverage to the citizens of Bexar and the surrounding seven counties. As the only locally owned and managed, non-profit health plan in the area, our commitment to our members is to provide great health care benefits backed by outstanding service, delivered by people who live right here in South Texas. Our goal is to make San Antonio have more successful health outcomes by putting the community first. Learn more at



The Harlandale Independent School District serves about 12,000 students with two traditional high schools, the STEM Early College High School, Frank Tejeda Academy, four middle schools, 13 elementary schools, a facility for special needs, and two alternate campuses.

Mission Statement:

Harlandale: A family working together to create a high quality education where all students graduate to become productive and successful citizens for the 21st century.

Vision Statement:

Inspiring our students to be the change

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