UNITED WAY COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of our community. The United Way COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund was created to address the needs arising from this unprecedented event, and support those impacted. While many are experiencing hardship, anxiety, and health concerns, we know that this crisis disproportionately impacts more vulnerable communities. We have been heartened by the way our community has come together to raise resources and look out for each other.
In early March, United Way began supporting Salem-Keizer schools with resources for families at food sites as well as providing food boxes for home-bound or medically fragile seniors. To date, we've provided over 1,900 boxes of food. Additionally, we created a COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant to allocate funds to our community providers for purchasing items to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The United Way COVID-19 Response & Recover Funds awarded to community support agencies will help provide increased access to emergency food and basic supplies, rent and mortgage assistance, utility assistance, and nonprofit safety and operations assistance. We take our donors’ trust seriously. That is why we’re prioritizing nonprofits and community organizations that serve the most vulnerable populations, ensuring an equitable support level for all.
UNITED WAY FOOD BOXES
Working with several community partners, United Way stepped in to action assembling donated goods, purchased groceries and assembling food boxes for home-bound seniors, medically fragile individuals and families with food insecurity.
If you, or someone you know, needs food assistance, contact the Center 50+, the Salvation Army Social Services or any of the programs or services listed below.
Salvation Army KROC Corps
Marion-Polk Food Share
Fred Meyer North
Grocery Outlet on Lancaster Ave.
MaPS Community Foundation
Oregon Community Fund