United We Can Spotlight – National Volunteer Week 2019
April 12, 2019
National Volunteer Week Spotlight – Friday Finale!
The week is ending (at least the business week) and we wanted to go out on this fabulous (FLASHBACK) Friday with a community focused campaign that merges some of our favorites things – people, our corporate partners, community and doing good.
Volunteers in today’s spotlight participated in our annual United We CAN Kick-Off Food Drive and Sculpture Contest September 14 2018 for Wayside Food Programs in Monument Square. Enough food was collected for 28,163 meals, making the event the largest one-day food drive in Cumberland County history. Food from the event was then distributed to 55 partner agencies throughout Cumberland County and made a huge impact for neighbors that rely on these critical resources.
The need for food and basic resources is vast in our region and state.
1-in-3 school age children in Cumberland County are eligible for free of subsidized lunch, indicating that families are struggling to meet basic needs and 62% of SNAP (Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants are in families with children. FMI about SNAP visit unitedwaygp.org/advocate/.
The United We CAN Kick-Off Food Drive helps to leverage the caring power of our community to fulfill a great need in Greater Portland communities.This year we hope to break the record again, and raise enough food for 30,000 meals!
To learn more about how your company can participate in our annual campaign, or to volunteer contact email@example.com