United Way of Washtenaw County supplemented recent food shortage efforts caused by the pandemic and inflation by releasing $16,000 to three local nonprofits
United Way of Washtenaw County is supplementing recent food shortage efforts caused by the pandemic and inflation by releasing $16,000 to three local nonprofits that worked around the clock to help families affected by recent challenges.
Food Gatherers has faced increased demand, inflation, and supply chain issues as it works to keep local food pantries full. Community Action Network (CAN) and SOS community services reported high volumes and increased needs of local families as they struggle to maintain a stable food source for the families they serve.
If you are or know someone that needs help, have them call United Way’s 211 helpline to be connected to resources closer to where they live. For a complete list of food pantries in the area visit https://www.foodgatherers.org/foodresources/
About United Way of Washtenaw County
As part of our 100-plus year history, United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations, and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. Our focus areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability provide the building blocks for a strong community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our virtual Volunteer Center is an easy, online way for people to connect with nonprofits in the community and our 2-1-1 helpline connects more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer visit uwgive.org