MILWAUKEE (Sept. 17, 2018) – Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson and UnitedHealthcare teamed up today to ensure eligible students from Townsend Street School go home with nutritious food every weekend during the school year.
UnitedHealthcare donated $11,000 to Anderson’s Dreambuilders program to fund the initiative. Blessings in a Backpack, a national nonprofit that provides low-income elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry with healthy food and snacks for the weekend, will administer the program. Beginning with the new school year, more than 100 students will leave Townsend Street School every Friday with backpacks filled with food.
Employee volunteers from UnitedHealthcare helped beautify the school by mulching and pulling weeds, painting walls, and reorganizing and restocking bookshelves in the school library.