The Arizona Diamondbacks and UnitedHealthcare employees kicked off their joint “Pack the House” initiative at Fan Fest on Saturday to provide meals for children in need. Volunteers packed food to support Kitchen on the Street’s Bags of Hope program, which is aimed at eradicating childhood hunger.
Bags of Hope provides nutritious, kid-friendly foods like fruit snacks, pretzels, fruit bars and fruit cups, as well as individual meals and meals for the entire family. The bags will be given to underserved children who do not have access to school lunch programs during the weekend.
The Bags of Hope project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity, inspire service and encourage volunteerism.
This was the first of a series of three projects, designed to ensure that 49,000 meals are packed and served to kids.