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Backpack Buddy

The program serves 525 local school children weekly with two nutritious meals and snacks to help with weekend food insecurities. Thanks to the generosity of the Landings Military Family Relief Fund, United Way is actively pursuing to expand its reach to the schools on Fort Stewart starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

Emergency Food

United Way provides food bags for families and individuals who have an emergency food need.

Emergency Shelter & Referral Services

United Way provides emergency shelter through hotel vouchers and direct referrals to area shelters.

Free Eye Glass Assistance

United Way provides direct referrals to a local optometrist who gives 50 pairs of free eyeglasses and 30 pairs of bifocals.

Homeless Resource Bank

United Way provides pop-top, shelf stable food items, sleeping bags, blankets, weather resistant sleep mats, hygiene products, winter coats, raincoats, shoes and clothing items to help meet the needs of our homeless population.

Landings Military Family Relief Fund

This program provides utility assistance, emergency car repairs, food voucher, emergency travel and lodging expenses, mortgage and rental assistance for active military service members.

Mass Mobile Food Pantries

Through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and United Way funding, we host six community food drops per year in Walthourville, Riceboro, Midway, and Hinesville, helping 500 households per drop and distributing 120,000 pounds of food throughout the community.

Read Across Liberty

Through multiple First Book Grants, United Way and its volunteers place 12 adult volunteer readers in each elementary school in Liberty County to read aloud and give each child a book for his/her own personal library in an effort to promote early childhood literacy. We distribute 3,000 books in a day’s effort.

Resume Building & Job Referral Assistance

United Way assists individuals who are willing and able to work but may need additional support and tools to help them move to financial stability.

Ramp-Up

With the help of the RC Men’s Ministry, United Way provides ramps to disabled individuals.

School Supply Bank

Through various community events throughout the summer, we provide school supplies to students in need.

Soldier Food Voucher

United Way serves active duty soldiers, their families, and retirees with emergency commissary food vouchers to help alleviate food insecurity in the household.

Transportation Fund

Through WOMEN UNITED’s Transportation Fund, we assist women and their families with gas cards, allowing them to get back and forth to medical appointments, work, and job interviews.

Uniform Bank

United Way provides gently used and some new school uniforms to students in the Liberty County School System.

 

 

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