Providing meals through the emergency food system allows families to put food on the table and focus on other matters that can help break the cycle of poverty and get back to the path of financial stability.
There are 82,000 families in Maricopa County facing chronic food insecurity. One in two children living in food insecure homes is eligible for free and reduced lunch. Sometimes, families face unexpected expenses, such as medical bills, that cause them to have to make decisions like paying for medicine or paying for groceries.
Items that are donated to food pantries and food banks may not have a good variety of nutritional value, often lacking in produce and protein. With donations to United Way, we’re able to help these programs fill in the nutritional gaps. Through the emergency food system we are able to address the immediate need of being able to put food on the table, making it easier for individuals and families to focus on financial stability or other matters that can help them get back on their feet.
Maybe you’ve heard the name United Way, but do you know what it means to have a United Way in your community? We want you to get to know us better by hearing from our very own Valley of the Sun United Way employees!
Take a peek at the New Year philanthropic resolutions our Board Chair, Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, shares with Valley of the Sun United Way!
Find a volunteer opportunity that works for you this month!
A new year means new resolutions! If you are looking to get more involved in your community, we have 3 ways you can start this month!
‘Tis the season of giving and with these awesome ideas you can include your community in your ways to give back. Here are 5 things going on with Valley of the Sun United Way that you can be a part of.
Every person counts. Every donation counts. This giving season we are uniting the power of a donation.
Check out a piece of the letter from our CEO, Carla Vargas Jasa, from our 2019 Impact Report.
There are so many volunteer opportunities throughout Phoenix in December. Check them out and sign up today!
Tocqueville Society members had a great time celebrating their 30th year anniversary at Arizona Science Center. Learn more about what being a member means!
Although this may be top of mind with the holidays coming up, it is important to fight to end hunger year-round. Check out these tips for things you can do in our community.
Hunger is not a simple problem. This year, 41 million Americans will worry about where their next meal will come from. They are food-insecure, struggling to provide or eat enough each day.