United Way offering more grants for cold storage units to help nonprofits serving food

September 9, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated September 8, 2022 | 3:15 pm

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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.

To apply for funding, click here, complete the Cold Storage Grant form, and return it via email to Vikki Embry at [email protected] For questions, call the United Way office at 270-684-0668, Ext. 2.

September 9, 2022 | 12:06 am

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