Arby’s makes donation to United Way’s annual Day of Caring
Scottsbluff — Arby’s Foundation presented a very generous donation of $4,000 to United Way of Western Nebraska, specific to helping fight hunger in our communities and to help sponsor the sixth annual Day of Caring Food Packaging event to be held in October.
Due to the rising number of food-insecure families requesting assistance in our communities the past two years, United Way plans to increase the number of meals they package during the 2019 packaging event in order to meet more of the community’s needs. Each year approximately 200 community volunteers have packaged 60,000 meals (10,000 packages) of shelf-stable, microwaveable, fortified meals that all stay here in our communities to help feed food-insecure families.
The generous $4,000 donation from Arby’s Foundation is a great start to the United Way’s efforts of raising the funds needed to host the 2019 Day of Caring Food Packaging event and will pay for approximately 18,000 of the 70,000 meals they plan to package this year. All meals packaged at the event stay in our communities and are distributed by local programs who are serving families in need. The meals are distributed through five local school district backpack programs, local food pantries, soup kitchens and disaster relief programs like Firefighters Ministry and Diaper Depot.
Funding for this event is raised through grants and donations specific to the project so as not to affect the annual United Way campaign fundraising efforts that help support nonprofit partner agencies providing services to families in need in our communities.
For more information on sponsoring this event, call 308-635-2522. Donations specific to this project can be mailed to or dropped off at the United Way office at 1517 Broadway Suite #106, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. (Please note these donations: 2019 Day of Caring).