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Vikings To Host Food Drive At Sunday's Game vs. Oakland

Posted Nov 16, 2011

UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Heartland are teaming up with the Vikings in the Fight to End Hunger. You can help!  Please join us by bringing non-perishable food items, as well as household supplies, to the game at Mall of America Field this Sunday, November 20 vs. Oakland.  Volunteers will be accepting both food and monetary donations at every gate. Your donation will be redistributed to working families, seniors and children in need.

About 9 million older adults nationwide face the threat of hunger and are likely to go hungry without public assistance.  Nearly one in seven Minnesotans reported not having enough money to buy food in the last year, with roughly 4 percent of Minnesota’s seniors at risk of going hungry, according to AARP. According to Second Harvest Heartland, more than 136,000 seniors visited food shelves in its service area during the first eight months of 2011 – an increase of 50 percent over that same time period in 2008.

For information on what to bring, visit www.Vikings.com/fooddrive and for more information on the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.DoGoodLiveWell.org. To follow the Vikings partnership with UnitedHealthcare and Second Harvest Heartland- follow #VikingsDGLW on twitter.

Twitpic a photo of you donating food at the Food Drive on Sunday to #VikingsDGLW and you could win a Chris Kluwe autographed Vikings mini-helmet! Winners will be chosen during the first quarter.