COVID-19 Press Release

United Way of Miami County

Press Release Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 18, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to United Way. We’re actively working with our community partners to publicize all current COVID-19 updates to our citizens in Miami County. We are collaborating with our schools, local food pantries, and food banks to supply much-needed meals for individuals and families during this time. We are also networking with the Chamber of Commerce, local and state health departments, utility municipalities, and government entities to help implement community decisions made locally to benefit everyone.

Being hungry is real. The statistics are alarming, and the results can affect everyone. Now that many incomes are decreasing and schools have closed, families are faced with making difficult choices. Families and children will need food and essential assistance. Therefore, the need for food at local pantries is even greater during this shut down. Miami County Community Foundation is donating $5,000 to help kick off a food relief effort sponsored in partnership with United Way of Miami County. You can help. United Way of Miami County is helping fund Miami County pantries with a food relief drive through April 30, 2020. Please check United Way website for a list of pantries, their addresses, and their hours. Actual food donations can be dropped off by calling the pantries. Donations can be mailed to United Way or placed online at United Way’s website. Donations will be deposited into our emergency food relief effort fund where 100% off your gift will go toward the food relief effort to support Miami County individuals and families left vulnerable by the pandemic.

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful contribution! Together we are People Helping People Funding Solutions!

United Way of Miami County

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