We quite dramatically shift to a parking lot filled with trucks from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Sione tells us that he has a level one sprain, which is the best kind of sprain to have. [I asked for one for my birthday! - Z] During the upcoming challenge, he's ready to suck it up and push it. Sami tells everyone that last year one in eight Americans -- though obviously none of the Americans standing before her now -- struggled with hunger. That's over 35 million people. Today, they're going to get to do something about it. Mike sees this as an opportunity to give back for all the extra food they've eaten over the years. The contestants will have to take the donated food at the food bank, assemble it into a kit, and then take those kits across the warehouse and load them onto trucks. There are 100 kits to be made by each team, and an additional 50 kits to be loaded on the truck. The first team to load all of the kits wins. When all is said and done, the contestants will have loaded enough food to feed 1,200 people for a day. Aubrey tells us that she once had to go to food banks to help feed her family, so this challenge is close to her heart. Each member of the winning team will receive free groceries for a year from General Mills. That's all the Hamburger Helper and Totino's Pizza Rolls you can eat! The winning team will also be featured in a national campaign advertising Cheerios, AND they'll get letters from home. The Black Team has to choose one member to sit out, and eventually settle on dead weight Laura.
The challenge begins! They're like volunteers on speed. [Most volunteers are! - Z] The challenge is typically boring to watch in the way that the majority of Biggest Loser challenges are boring to watch. But in good news, a lot of hungry people are going to be eating a lot of Cheerios in L.A.! The teams are neck and neck. Sami mocks Helen by saying that she's looking like an old episode of I Love Lucy as she works on the conveyor belt. I love when she gets snarky. In their haste, Tara and Mike knock over a whole bunch of kits to be loaded. Things are still relatively even, though, and in the end the Black Team wins! Filipe is psyched about the groceries and the letters, and Helen acknowledges that the Black Team is really strong. The Blue Team finishes their task, because they care about the hungry people, but they do so with extreme bitterness.