“The mission of La Golda is to encourage youth to care for others and take action. By partnering with UnitedHealthcare and volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, we’re living this mission,” said Valencia. “We are proud to partner with UnitedHealthcare to bring the vision of ‘La Golda’ and to ‘pay it forward’ in the community where I live.”This project is the latest in UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well.” employee volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity, inspire service and encourage volunteerism. For more information about the benefits of volunteering and to find local opportunities to get involved, visit www.DoGoodLiveWell.org. Follow @DoGoodLiveWell on Twitter or “like” Do Good. Live Well. on Facebook. About the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank For 41 years, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. With a vision that no one goes hungry in Los Angeles County, the Food Bank has distributed 1 billion pounds of food since its inception. It provides food to 1 million people and in 2013 distributed 60 million pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources, which – with the help of 32,000 volunteers annually – it distributes through a network of more than 670 partner agencies at 1,078 distribution and program sites. In addition, 97 percent of monies raised and in-kind donations go directly to programs. The Food Bank has been recognized by Feeding America for Organizational Efficiency as measured by “Meals Distributed per Dollar” and “Program Expenses Percent of Operating Expenses,” as part of the Excellence in Food Banking initiative. For more information or to get involved, visit: www.lafoodbank.org. About La Golda “La Golda” is about an eight-year-old girl who has been shuffled around from one orphanage to another but yet has an amazing and positive outlook on life. Through her love of soccer, or futbol, “La Golda” recruits other international orphans, and together as teammates, they overcome their unique circumstances to build a better world for kids. Produced in both English and Spanish, the animation hopes to appeal to multicultural audiences. Creator George Valencia notes that, “‘La Golda’ was inspired by my daughter and our visits to orphanages in Latin America.” The project successfully received support through its viral Kickstarter campaign held late 2013 by reaching people who wanted to see it come to life. About UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group.