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ARTICLE UnitedHealthcare Donates $3,000 to Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

CONCORD, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2011) – UnitedHealthcare has donated $3,000 to the Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa to help provide nutritious meals to area families in need.

For nearly three decades, Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa has been providing nutritious meals and support services in a safe and caring environment to any individual in need in Contra Costa County, with special concern for families and senior citizens. The nonprofit serves 10,000 meals each month, and the meals are served Monday through Friday.

"We are extremely thankful to UnitedHealthcare for its generous donation," said Eleanor Bonner, interim executive director, Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa. "As a nonprofit, we depend on the support of the community partners, and these funds will go a long way in helping us provide hot meals for individuals and families in need this year."

"UnitedHealthcare is honored to support Loaves & Fishes in its important work of making nutritious and warm meals available to children, adults and seniors in Contra Costa County," said Dan Rosenthal, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Northern California. "This donation reinforces our commitment to helping people lead healthier lives and supporting nonprofits throughout the country that make a positive difference in their communities."

UnitedHealthcare recently made several financial contributions to food banks and community kitchens in Northern California, while numerous employees volunteered with local organizations.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare provides a full spectrum of consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to individuals, public sector employers and businesses of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. The company organizes access to quality, affordable health care services on behalf of approximately 25 million individual consumers, contracting directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals to offer them broad, convenient access to services nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.