Dogwood Terrace Hosts State Officials
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee recently presented a $50,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee to help fight hunger through Second Harvest’s Mobile Pantry program.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and State Representative Jon Lundberg were on hand for the check presentation, which was held during a food distribution event at Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority’s Dogwood Terrace.
The event was in support of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well” employee volunteer initiative to help prevent hunger, diabetes and obesity. UnitedHealthcare is providing funding for 71 events, with an average of 60 individuals at each distribution, through Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. The partnership will provide food assistance to more than 4,200 children, families and seniors.
“We’re going to be able to reach unserved areas that don’t have a pantry, that don’t have a soup kitchen, and reach elderly folks who can’t get to us because of their disabilities,” Second Harvest Executive Director Rhonda Chafin said at the event. “We have families and seniors who need assistance every day, and through this donation we are going to be able to help those individuals.”