Wauseon, OH – Hunger is a serious problem for some families in Fulton County and your local United Way is stepping up to make a difference to food-insecure kids and families in Fulton County by raising funds to hold an Outreach Food Packaging Event. They are looking for support of individuals, businesses and other organizations in the area.
According to the most recent Fulton County Health Assessment, 24% of youth reported that they went to bed hungry because they didn’t have enough food to eat at least 1 night per week. While 3% of youth reported going to bed hungry every night. This leads to many who are food insecure, meaning they often lack the security of where their next meal is coming from.
“When we heard about this program to package a nutritious meal, we knew it was the perfect way for our organization to lead this food relief effort,” said Tante Lovins, Resource Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at United Way. “This is a unique assembly line process, and is an excellent opportunity to engage the community in helping others. It is not only a fun way to work together, but it will have an immediate positive impact on our community. All of these meals will stay right here in Fulton County and help our neighbors.”
As part of their first annual Day of Caring United Way will bring together volunteers to package 5000 Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal meal kits which will provide breakfast for 30,000 individuals in Fulton County. All of the funds raised for this project will go directly to the cost of the ingredients and supplies necessary for packaging the meals.
Volunteers from the community will package the meals which will be distributed to United Way funded food pantry’s and food security programs in Fulton County school districts.
United Way is seeking support through Corporate and individual donations. If you or your business, your church or other organization would like to help, there are two ways to make a tax-deductible donation:
Check or Cash
Send a check to:
United Way of Fulton County
604 S. Shoop Ave Suite 122
Wauseon, OH 43567
If you have questions, call United Way at (419)337-9606.
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