Transcript: Hunger Remains an Issue in Many Communities

A truck beeps as it drives in reverse past the camera in a parking lot. Only the wheels are shown. Upbeat music plays.

The semi truck is shown reversing from a wider angle outside an office building.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Shakopee, Minnesota

The UnitedHealthcare logo is shown on a wall.

ON SCREEN TEXT: UnitedHealthcare

A pile of corn still in its husks is shown being raised and moved.

A man stands on a lift at the back of the truck. The lift lowers him.

ON SCREEN TEXT: 1 in 11 households

in Minnesota are

affected by hunger.

The man pulls a pallet using a machine past the camera as it lies on the asphalt.

HEATHER OLSON: So today we're at the CAP Agency, and they are hosting a fresh produce distribution.

Heather Olson stands in a parking lot and speaks to someone off camera. People behind her hand out bags of food.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Heather Olson

Second Harvest Heartland

A pile of red apples is shown.

Red peppers are simultaneously placed in and taken out of a plastic crate.

A pile of corn sits in a cardboard box.

A pile of carrots is shown.

HEATHER MOILANEN: I lost count now. I got to go back and count.

Heather Moilanen and others pick carrots out of the box and place them in plastic bags.

HEATHER MOILANEN: We have to count out 15 carrots.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Heather Moilanen

UnitedHealthcare - Volunteer

HEATHER MOILANEN: I am here volunteering with my son Dylan and--for UnitedHealthcare.

Groups of people pull vegetables from large cardboard boxes and place them in plastic bags. Two plastic tables are filled with already-filled bags of food.

The screen fades darker and white text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT: In 2018, fresh produce distributions

sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

will help Second Harvest Heartland

distribute 800,000 pounds

of fresh produce

Heather Moilanen stands near the carrot box and speaks to someone off camera.

HEATHER MOILANEN: I appreciate looking at all of them and knowing that, you know, giving a couple hours today is gonna help make somebody happy today.

Mothers and children push carts past the tables and collect bags of food.

A woman wearing a pink headband and glasses looks into the camera.

Heather Moilanen is shown next to the carrot box.

Margaret LaPlant speaks to the volunteers.

MARGARET: You are so on the ball. You volunteers are so on the ball.

A cart is pushed past the camera as it lays on the asphalt.

WOMAN: I know, you too.

MARGARET: And everything is in really good quality.

A pile of shiny red and green peppers is shown.

Margaret pushes a cart past the tables of food and the volunteers.

MARGARET: So it's important to me they're eating fresh. Healthy food is expensive.

Margaret places food in her cart and speaks to the volunteers.

MARGARET: Boy, this is better than going to the store.

A pile of red cabbage is shown.

MARGARET: And we're all feeling better just since we've been coming out and doing this.

Margaret stands behind her cart and speaks to someone off camera.

ON SCREEN TEXT: Margaret LaPlant

Fresh Produce Distribution Participant

MARGARET: It really helps a lot.

Heather Moilanen stands behind a table of food and speaks to a woman pushing a cart.

HEATHER MOILANEN: Good morning, how are you?

A cart filled with bags is shown.

JOE: We generally have about 150 families that come every other Saturday.

A line of participants with their carts filled with food is shown.

The screen fades dark and white text appears.

ON SCREEN TEXT: 52,400 people will receive

an average of 15 pounds of produce,

allowing them to prepare fresh,

healthy meals in their home.

Joe Vaughan is shown near a stack of cardboard boxes. He speaks to someone off camera.


CAP Agency - Executive Director

JOE: Processed food all the time in your system isn't a healthy way to live. So having access to fresh stuff actually can change the chemistry in your body and make you feel happier, livelier... Healthier.

A man places a gourd into the cart of a participant.

A volunteer places a bag of apples into a cart.

MARGARET: Thank you. That's plenty.

Margaret stands with her cart.

MARGARET: That is plenty. Thank you so much.

Bags are moved around on a table.

MARGARET: It's easier to buy a bag of chips for $1.00, $1.50, than it is to buy two green pepper for $1.00.

Margaret stands behind a full cart of food near large orange cones.

A pile of red and green peppers is shown.

Margaret stands with her cart of food.

MARGARET: This is just one way that it doesn't break us. You know? And we do get to count on it. We do depend on it.

Apples are placed in a plastic bag.

MARGARET: So this helps.

Volunteers place carrots into plastic bags.

A close-up shot shows a red apple.

The line of participants with their carts is shown.

The screen fades to white and black text appears next to a red illustrated heart.

ON SCREEN TEXT: do good.

live well.



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