Community Impact Spotlight


United for Kids - Backpack food program


At United Way we fight for the health of every person in our communities.

According to the County Health Rankings data (2016) 17% of our

neighbors are food insecure. That means nearly 1 out of every

5 kids at the bus stop may not have enough to eat. The United

for Kids backpack food program benefits over 420 students in

Zanesville City Schools and New Lexington schools.The program

sends meals home each Friday of the school year. Each week

teachers, students and volunteers pack the bags for

distribution.This program is meeting the needs of students to

allow them to show up on Monday ready to learn. The program is

also benefitting the local economy because the food is being

purchased through local channels such as Clark's

Grocery in Junction City. To support this vital program

just click the donate button above. We are very proud to say

that at our United Way 100% of your donation

goes directly to programming because we have

other sources of revenue that cover our other expenses.


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