The board of directors at United Way of Wayne County recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Foodlink.
The grant will provide additional help to Foodlink’s Wayne County Anti-Hunger initiative, which is supported by United Way of Wayne County’s Community Fund program.
“The United Way of Wayne County has been an outstanding partner in Foodlink’s mission to end hunger,” said Julia Tedesco, executive director of Foodlink. “We’re grateful for this additional funding, which will help us better serve all Wayne County residents who struggle to put food on the table.”
The grant will support summer lunch programs for kids, increase the amount of food at food closets and mobile pantries and help soup kitchens in Wayne County.
“With close to 10,000 people considered food insecure in our community, and over 4,000 children who come from food insecure households, we are thankful to Foodlink,” said Carol Pettis, regional director for United Way of Wayne County. “This additional grant will go a long way in helping serve our community to ensure that people who struggle with hunger have access to nutritious food.”