Organizations Fighting Hunger
United Way of Story County
United Way of Story County leverages relationships with partner agencies, businesses, community members and experts outside of the area to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services. Their work focuses on three areas: Health, Education and Financial Stability. Eliminating hunger falls under their financial stability and health focus areas.
United Way of Story County helps feed at-risk students over the weekend through the BackPack program in elementary schools throughout Story County. They address increased food insecurity during the summer through their LIVE UNITED Food Drive each May. Summer food and enrichment programs are held in Ames, Collins-Maxwell, Nevada, and Ballard.
They serve as conveners of the Story County Food Pantry Collaboration and the Story County Hunger Collaboration, a partnership to address the root causes of hunger in Story County.
How to Help:
United Way of Story County takes a collaborative approach to all of its work. Those interested in learning more or joining any of their hunger initiatives should email Anneke Mundel. United Way of Story County also manages a community grants program and encourages organizations in Story County to apply. Further opportunities are available through their volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising programs.
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