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UnitedHealthcare fights senior hunger–Thank you!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Eighty-thousand Minnesota seniors struggle with hunger every day. To help raise awareness about senior hunger, and connect those in need with the programs and resources that can help, we have been fortunate to partner with UnitedHealthcare.

They were instrumental in several outreach campaigns and events in October to help fight senior hunger in the Twin Cities. Promotions were run on WCCO-TV directing viewers to food assistance resources. WCCO-TV hosted a call-in event, staffed with UnitedHealthcare volunteers, to answer senior and caregiver questions and connect them with local resources. Later in the month, the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and players, including Chris Kluwe, joined 180 UnitedHealthcare employees for a volunteer food-packing event at Second Harvest Heartland West. UnitedHealthcare volunteers also collected nonperishable food items and donations at the Vikings Food & Fund Drive prior to a Vikings game at Mall of America Field. Finally, all UnitedHealthcare offices hosted food drives in the Twin Cities. All of these activities were a part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” program, an employee-volunteer initiative to prevent hunger, diabetes and obesity.

A great partner such as UnitedHealthcare plays a vital role in helping us support those in need in our community, and we can’t thank them enough.

For more information about senior hunger and to find local resources, click here.

Kids get a VIP viewing of Vikings training camp

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Thanks to the Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program, presented by Target, 60 kids got a chance to check out Vikings Training Camp on Monday, August 2nd.  The kids, from the Salvation Army in Mankato, got on the field to view the Vikings practice, played in the Kids Zone, colored with sidewalk chalk and enjoyed a healthy lunch. But perhaps the best part of the day was when Vikings players Bernard Berrian, Ray Edwards, Chris Kluwe and Adrian Peterson stopped by to sign autographs.

The Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program, presented by Target, has helped secure more than 500,000 additional grant supported meals to Minnesota children ages 1 to 18 this summer.

While at the event we also extended our sincere thanks to the Vikings for their work to end hunger by presenting the Hunger Hero award to Vikings team owner Mark Wilf.

Big thanks to the Minnesota Vikings’ leadership for all you do to support hungry kids in our community!