”Dinner is on Us” Mobile Pantry Events Coming to Wisconsin During Hunger Action Month

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and UnitedHealthcare are delivering

free, healthy food to more than 16,000 people in 11 counties across the


During a 10-day road trip to 10 Wisconsin counties (Dodge, Jefferson,

Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, Portage, Wood, Marathon and

Outagamie), volunteers, including UnitedHealthcare employees, will visit

many community- and faith-based organizations to feed about 16,000


A mobile pantry truck filled with vegetables, proteins, whole wheat

pasta and recipes will drive to each location where volunteers will

hand-deliver the food to people who request it.

“UnitedHealthcare is partnering with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

to ensure people throughout the state have access to fresh, nutritious

food. September is Hunger Action Month, and through these community

partnerships we have the opportunity to help people during a challenging

economy access critical health resources and services across Wisconsin,”

said Jeffrey Nohl, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in


Since 2006, Feeding America has made an effort to increase the amount of

nutritious food distributed to local food pantries, meal programs and

seniors. According to a recent study, the food bank has experienced a

40-percent increase in the number of people relying on the organization

for food. The 2010 Hunger Study also found:

“The survey also told us that even people who are employed and in some

cases receiving assistance from the government are facing food

insecurity,” said Bonnie Bellehumeur, president of Feeding America

Eastern Wisconsin. “That means some eastern Wisconsin families are not

earning enough to feed their families and pay rent or a mortgage.”

About Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
330,000 people in

Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.

The food bank is the largest, private, nonprofit distributor of food in

the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes over 18 million

pounds of food annually to 1,000 food pantries, meal programs and

shelters throughout the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is

affiliated with Feeding America, which is consistently ranked as one of

the most efficient charities, out of the country’s 100 largest

charities, by Forbes magazine. Since 1982, Feeding America Eastern

Wisconsin has distributed nearly 300 million pounds of food. To learn

more about hunger in Wisconsin, log on to www.feedingamericawi.org.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to

helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health

care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and

sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers

the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers

and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. UnitedHealthcare serves more

than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth

Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being