--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 17, 2018--UnitedHealthcare and Share Food Program:

ranks No. 23 among all states for household food insecurity; ranks No. 32 among all states for food insecurity among adults 60 and older; ranks No. 35 among all states for home-delivered meals per 100 adults ages 60 and older with independent living difficulty; has seen Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reach increase 32 percent in the past two years among seniors ages 60 and older; and has a higher than national average reach in SNAP for seniors, with 99.2 participants per 100 adults age 60 and older living in poverty, compared with 71.3 per 100 nationally.

About Share Food Program The Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. Each day, Share manages complex food distribution operations, to bring a steady, reliable stream of food relief to more than 505 volunteer-led food cupboards. Last year, Share brought 27 million pounds of emergency food relief to low-income Philadelphia residents facing hunger.   For more information, please visit www.sharefoodprogram.org  or call (215) 223-2220.

About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at  www.uhc.com  or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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CONTACT: UnitedHealthcare

Jocelyn Parker, 952-931-4265

jocelyn.parker@uhc.com

or

Share Food Program, Inc.

Amanda Beachy, 215-223-2220

abeachy@sharefoodprogram.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MINNESOTA PENNSYLVANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH FITNESS & NUTRITION PHILANTHROPY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE OTHER PHILANTHROPY GENERAL HEALTH MANAGED CARE

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