$100,000 Challenge to Fight Hunger
The VerStandig Family challenged our communities to raise $100,000 to increase access to food resources including free food and healthy options.
For every dollar donated by individuals, families, community groups, and businesses, the VerStandig Family matched that dollar. Proceeds from this challenge will be used to fund United Against Hunger grants to organizations in our community.
How to Apply for Funds
Non-profit programs who provide food services to Franklin County residents are invited to apply for United Way’s United Against Hunger grant! Click here to complete the grant application online.
Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2022 to be considered, and awarded funds may only be used for food or equipment used in the storage, transportation, or handling of food products. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a 501c3 organization or operate under the umbrella of a parent 501c3 organization, and must operate a feeding program that is currently active. A ‘feeding program’ is defined as any service that routinely provides meals and/or groceries to the community.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UWFC office at 717.262.0015.
Why Address Hunger?
Hunger is a pervasive problem across the United States, and one that carries a significant impact in our local communities.
Food insecurity means more than missing a meal. For 1-in-8 families, it often means having to choose between buying groceries or lifesaving medication. The effects can be devastating, from malnourishment to impaired early childhood development and overall poor health. Poor nutrition is a social determinate of health contributing to chronic illness that plagues our communities.
Join Us to Fight Hunger
United Against Hunger will raise funds to benefit local programs that address the most urgent, essential food security needs. These programs feed our neighbors. They provide home delivered meals to seniors, backpacks stuffed with food to help nourish children, fresh food to encourage healthy eating habits, emergency food distribution to help families put food on the table, and so much more.