ThedaCare, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and UnitedHealthcare distribute free food to residents before the holidays
During a road trip this month, Feeding America Wisconsin and UnitedHealthcare are donating food to community and faith-based organizations in Northeast Wisconsin, including: Waupaca, Shawano, Keshena, and the Fox Cities.
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. Food is limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
“We are proud to partner with ThedaCare and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to ensure people throughout the state have access to fresh, nutritious food. Through partnerships like these we have the opportunity to help people facing a shortage of healthy food live healthier lives,” said Ralph Beck, chief operations officer for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Wisconsin.
According to a recent survey by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, the need for healthy and available food has been on the rise since 2006; a 40-percent increase in the number of people relying on the organization for food.
Oct. 13, 3-5:30 p.m.
805 W. Fulton St., Waupaca
Oct. 14, 3-5:30 p.m.
300 Lakeland Road, Shawano
Oct. 15, 3-5:30 p.m.
Community Resource Center
W3236 Wolf River Drive, Keshena
Oct. 21, 3:30-6 p.m.
1800 Appleton Road, Menasha
About Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
330,000 people in eastern Wisconsin rely on food supplied by Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin each year. The food bank is the largest, private, nonprofit distributor of food in the state. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin distributes more than 22.5 million pounds of food annually to 1,000 food pantries, meal programs and shelters throughout eastern Wisconsin. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is a member of 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 more than 330 million pounds of food. To learn more about hunger in Wisconsin, visit www.feedingamericawi.org.
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 company.
ThedaCare™ (www.thedacare.org) is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. Community Health Network, which includes Community Memorial Hospital in Berlin, and Wild Rose Memorial Hospital are in the process of affiliating with ThedaCare. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare At Home. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.