Food Access Saturday ~ Starts May 13

April 17, 2017

 

On May 13th, United Way, in partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry, will begin a 6 month trial of distributing food on the 2nd Saturday of each month to resolve the glaring gap in providing food to the “working poor.” United Way will be providing a majority of the funding and manpower while IFM will provide the facilities, supervision, volunteers and some additional funding.

The program, Food Access Saturday: Uniting to Support Working Families is specifically designed for working individuals and families who need supplemental groceries. The collaboration encourages those who have been struggling with food insecurity, but due to working traditional hours, have never received supplemental food support from IFM to participate in Food Access Saturday. Current IFM clients, who are working and find it difficult or sometimes impossible to come during the weekly distribution, are welcome to participate on Saturday.

For more information contact United Way at 530-274-8111 or admin@uwnc.org. Here’s the full press release: Saturday Distribution-Starts May 13_PressRelease