Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Make Holidays (and every day) Brighter

So many holiday memories are created around the dinner table -- sharing and enjoying special meals with friends and family.


Unfortunately, not all Hoosiers are able to afford a nutritious meal this holiday season or throughout the year. One in four Hoosier children is at risk for hunger. "Eating and enjoying good food should not be a right of only those who can afford it," says Amanda Nickey, president and CEO of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, one of the United Way member agencies striving to eliminate hunger in our community.


United Way member agencies work hard to ensure everyone has sufficient food. At Community Kitchen, staff and volunteers provide meals to children and seniors struggling with hunger. Mother Hubbard's Cupboard sees around 400 new patrons each month, many of whom are working families having trouble making ends meet. At Hoosier Hills Food Bank, volunteers help make sure 3.2 million pounds of food is distributed annually. Vicki Pierce, Executive Director of Community Kitchen says, "We have seen continual increases in the need for food assistance and a decrease in food donations."


This year, please ensure all of our neighbors have access to nutritious food. Consider making a donation to United Way today. You make an impact. Today, tomorrow, and throughout the year.


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