United Way of Wayne County has mobilized to help communities, friends and neighbors impacted by COVID-19.

Local nonprofits are providing meals to children out of school, rent and utilities assistance to families experiencing loss of income and layoffs, services to homeless neighbors, and addressing food insecurity during the crisis.

United Way recently granted over $21,000 to nonprofits that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. This funding provides assistance to area community service agencies addressing the increased volume of essential basic needs, including nutritional support.

Emergency grants went to the Arc of Wayne, Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Covenant Life Fellowship Food Pantry, Family Promise of Wayne County, Foodlink, Helpful Hearts Community Closet Inc., Home Meals, Newark Food Closet, Palmyra-Macedon Food Pantry, St. Katharine Drexel Parish Food Pantry, Clyde United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Sodus Point United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Wayne County Rural Ministry Come-Unity Pantry and Soup Kitchen, and Wolcott Council of Churches Food Pantry.

Visit uwwaynecounty.org or uwrochester.org for information. The 211/LIFE LINE is available 24/7. This community resource connects callers with tele-counselors, resources and referrals. Call 211 or visit 211lifeline.org for assistance.


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