Valley of the Sun United Way raised a record-breaking $378,000 at its annual Women United We Are UNITED luncheon Friday, May 18. The money will benefit two of the organization’s programs that aim to eliminate hunger among school children — WeekEnd Hunger Backpacks and Breakfast in the Classroom.
Many families in the Phoenix community are below the poverty line, and struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table. Connecting them with key resources to help them overcome these challenges can be difficult. But thanks to an innovative idea, there’s a new partner in the fight against poverty.