United Way is again offering grants to local nonprofits in a continued effort to increase cold storage access for organizations serving food, with an ultimate goal of combatting the local hunger issue.
In March, United Way announced they had $100,000 to put toward the grants. Now, United Way has additional funds available in the amount of $14,800.
So, United Way is again giving out grants of up to $2,000 each for cold storage units to 501c3 nonprofits providing food services. The grant applications will be accepted through Sept. 20.
If a nonprofit has received United Way funds for cold storage equipment, they will not be able to apply again at this time.
Organizations that are encouraged to apply are:
- Churches and religious organizations operating food pantries and soup kitchens as part of their mission.
- Homeless shelters and other shelter types that are feeding individuals.
- Soup kitchens operating on a regular basis.
- Food serving organizations whose primary purpose is feeding the less fortunate and those who don’t know from where their next meal is coming.