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.
Every one of us has a child in our lives - a son, niece, cousin or student - who is struggling to adapt to our new reality. Even in the best of circumstances, children are dealing with anxiety, educational setbacks, and social isolation.
New Pathways for Youth is essential to helping the youth in our community now more than ever and with the help from the United for the Valley COVID-19 fund, they are closing the gap and increasing their services to meet the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable youth in our community.
Through help from emergency funding from the United for the Valley COVID-19 grant, The Valley of the Sun YMCA has been able to allocate resources to critical needs areas ranging from child care and food programs, to virtual senior outreach.
Arizona’s spring 2020 graduates worked hard to get here, and we acknowledge that! In honor of Graduate Recognition Day, we want to say how proud we are of our intern’s accomplishments!
Save the family continues to fight for families during these uncertain times and with the help of the United for the Valley COVID-19 fund, they have been able to work directly with individuals to help families find jobs and housing.
During this unforeseen time, ICAN made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all in-person programs. Through the help of the United for the Valley COVID-19 Fund, ICAN was able to adapt to the growing needs in our community, and continued to make weekly at home Kraft Kits for children.
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COVID-19 is affecting many Valley families and individuals. If you need assistance or resources, this is a list of resources available around the Phoenix Metro Area.
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