Volunteers to fill food boxes for oil spill victims


BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Seven months after the BP oil spill, there is still an effort to make sure coast residents impacted by the spill can put food on the table. This morning, UnitedHealthcare-Mississippi volunteers will fill food boxes and distribute them to families still in need.

UnitedHealthcare is working with the Bay Area Food Bank on this effort.

“Hunger and under nutrition contribute to a host of negative health problems,” said Stan Neese, UnitedHealthcare Director of Sales and Account Management. “Our mission at UnitedHealthcare is to help people live healthier lives. By volunteering our time to this cause, we feel that we are doing our part, especially with the holiday season upon us, to help ensure that coastal community families have access to the nutritious food they need to weather any storm, including the ongoing disaster of hunger.”

The volunteers will be packing the food boxes at New Bethel Baptist Church. WLOX News will be there for the packing and distribution. Later today on WLOX.com and WLOX News, we’ll show you what this means to the people who are being helped.

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Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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