Vikings coaches and players will be hard at work on Sunday at Mall of America Field trying to defeat the Arizona Cardinals and move to 5-2 on the season. Before the game, though, the Vikings are encouraging fans to help them team with UnitedHealthcare in the effort to defeat hunger.
The Vikings and UnitedHealthcare will host a Food & Fund Drive before this Sunday’s game. UnitedHealthcare volunteers will greet fans attending the game at all entrances to Mall of America Field and will collect food and funds for Second Harvest Heartland to help in the fight against hunger in the heartland. Donated foods can include non-perishable and non-breakable items such as canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat, boxed pasta, rice, and peanut butter.
Hunger has doubled in Second Harvest Heartland’s service area over the past five years. Today, more than half a million men, women, children, and seniors in Minnesota miss an estimated 100 million meals every year.
The Vikings Food & Fund Drive is part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, a national effort to prevent hunger, diabetes and obesity. For more information on UnitedHealthcare and its “Do Good. Live Well.” campaign, visit www.dogoodlivewell.org. For more information on Second Harvest Heartland, visit www.2harvest.org.
Kluwe Kicks In
For the second year, members of the Vikings and 180 volunteers from UnitedHealthcare provided “double coverage” in the fight against hunger in the heartland by teaming up to pack food for hungry Minnesotans. The event, which supports Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, is also a part of UnitedHealthcare’s Do Good. Live Well. employee volunteer initiative.
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders, Viktor the Viking, executives and players, including Chris Kluwe, were joined by the UnitedHealthcare volunteers and representatives from Second Harvest Heartland for the event.
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