Craig Morgan and UnitedHealthCare Fight Hunger in Middle Tennessee
- • Country music star joins UnitedHealthcare volunteers to staff a Mobile Pantry at Dickson Housing Authority
- • UnitedHealthcare donates $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to help fund 40 Mobile Pantries that deliver food throughout middle Tennessee
Country music star, TV host and Dickson native Craig Morgan will join volunteers from UnitedHealthcare today to staff a Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Mobile Pantry.
Each Mobile Pantry delivers food directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee partner agencies around middle Tennessee for one-day, large-scale community food distribution. People who need food assistance will receive perishable and nonperishable food items, fresh produce, personal-care items and household cleaning products.
On average, Mobile Pantries feed 250 families and supplies around 15,000 pounds of food per distribution per day. This program, often used with small food pantries that do not have a lot of storage space, is one of the most effective ways for Second Harvest to provide food assistance to rural communities. Mobile Pantries are available to all 46 counties in Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s service area.
The volunteer project will celebrate UnitedHealthcare’s recent $100,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The donation will help bring food to more than 10,000 hungry children, families and seniors by funding 40 Mobile Pantry deliveries throughout Middle Tennessee. This donation is one of three grants UnitedHealthcare is giving to Feeding America chapters in Tennessee. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeastern Tennessee and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee each are receiving $50,000.
“As demand for our services continues to increase, we must be in a position to provide assistance to the growing number of children, seniors and families in Tennessee,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “We appreciate the generous donation from UnitedHealthcare, which will enable us to provide food items and fresh produce to more than 10,000 families through our Mobile Pantry program.”
“There are a lot of parents struggling to feed their families right here in Dickson, so I'm glad to join UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Food Bank to help provide solutions and fight hunger in our own backyard here in Middle Tennessee,” said Morgan.
“UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to make a difference in the lives of Tennesseans and to help ensure they have access to fresh, nutritious food,” said Scott A. Bowers, CEO, Tennessee, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. “We want to do all we can to help eradicate hunger in Tennessee.”
This is the second year UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in the fight against hunger. Last year, UnitedHealthcare’s $100,000 donation enabled Second Harvest to distribute nearly 480,000 meals and more than 575,000 pounds of food to hungry children, families and children in middle Tennessee.
This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity and inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.DoGoodLiveWell.org. Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.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, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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Join Craig for the PBS Taping of "Sing For Your Supper with Bob Waggoner"
“Sing For Your Supper with Bob Waggoner™,” an interactive cooking series and webcast combining America’s love affair with food and music, is the first culinary series filmed at the Ryman Auditorium. A 60-person audience will be seated on the Ryman stage. Tickets are free to the show.
“Sing For Your Supper” is hosted by Chef Bob Waggoner, executive chef of The Watermark Restaurant in the Gulch area of Nashville and produced by Mike Kirk. The series is being produced in cooperation with WETA Washington, DC and will be aired on PBS affiliates around the nation beginning Fall of 2013.
Each episode features a music star, their special guest along with a sommelier, and the episode’s guest chef, chosen from the studio audience. Chef Waggoner will teach his audience chef how to prepare a French-influenced, Southern entrée while also discussing wine pairings. The audience chef will present their dish to the musical guest, who will gladly “sing for their supper.” Following the television broadcast recording, Chef Waggoner hosts, “Waggoner’s Uncorked and Unplugged.” This 15-minute webisode will feature an exclusive chat with the music artist and their guest sitting around the Chef’s table discussing food, travel, music, tours and exclusive stories.
Join Craig for the 2014 Country Cruise
Join Craig and his buddy Trace Adkins and a ton of other country music stars for the 2014 Country Cruise. You'll set sail January 12, 2014 out of Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico on a 7-night cruise onboard NCL's Pearl! For reservations and more information click here!
Set sail with Craig on the Alabama & Friends Festival at Sea
Alabama is partnering with Sixthman, the industry leader in theme cruises, to bring you 4 days & nights full of music, adventure, relaxation, new friendships and amazing moments on board the inaugural sailing of the Alabama & Friends Festival at Sea!
We’re sailing October 24 – 28, 2013 aboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl, from Miami to Nassau & Great Stirrup Cay, our own private island in the Bahamas. Alabama will be your host, and they’re bringing more than a dozen musical friends to celebrate with them, treating you to amazing shows and activities throughout the 4 days!
You'll also get a chance to participate in quirky theme nights and one-of-a-kind artist collaborations that just don’t exist on land. We’ll even have our own private beach party on Great Stirrup Cay, complete with even more music, in addition to all the fabulous amenities that come along with sailing aboard the Norwegian Pearl - outfitted with multiple stages, a pool, hot tubs, bars, award-wining spa, specialty restaurants, 24-hour room service and a full–service casino.
Forty years of legendary country music deserves a legendary celebration! Join Alabama, along with many of their friends and favorite artists, for a vacation you’ll be talking about for the next 40 years!
Click here for cruise intinerary and more information on how you can join Craig, Alabama and lots more country superstars for the Alabama & Friends Festival At Sea!