We Have Been Challenged: $100,000 to Fight Hunger

Our communities have been challenged to raise $100,000 to help fight hunger in Franklin, PA and Washington, MD counties. Raise $100k and it will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, with a gift from the VerStandig family.



United Way of Franklin County is partnering with United Way of Washington County, MD to fight food insecurities in our communities. The United Against Hunger fund will give greater access to free food, healthy options, food deliveries, food resources, and more in Franklin and Washington counties.


A $100,000 matching gift challenge has been issued by the VerStandig family, owners of VerStandig Media (WAYZ FM, BOB Rocks, 101.5 FM, the GOAT 92.1 FM), Ledo’s Pizza in Chambersburg, and The VerStandig Law Firm. All donations to United Against Hunger will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, with the goal to raise a total of $200,000 to fight hunger.


Hunger is a pervasive problem, with 1-in-8 families often choosing between buying groceries or lifesaving medications. With the significant increase in food prices, residents who are living in poverty or barely making ends meet, struggle now more than ever.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to serve people who desperately need help as inflation and the cost of living continue to rise,” said Amy Hicks, Executive Director of United Way of Franklin County, PA. Heather Guessford, President and CEO of United Way of Washington County, MD added “with the generosity of the VerStandig Family, our efforts will be doubled in both communities enabling us to serve significantly more residents.”


All proceeds from United Against Hunger will stay local, benefiting food pantries,

home-delivered meals, backpack programs, fresh food distributions, food delivery to

those living in food deserts, and many food-related programs.


The United Against Hunger challenge will run through August 11, 2022.


Give online in just one click, or mail a check to United Way's office: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.


Learn more at uwfcpa.org/fight-hunger or call our office at 717-262-0015.

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