United Way of Greater Toledo Grants $10,000 for Afterschool Meal Program
(Toledo, OH) – Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA) is pleased to announce an investment of $10,000 from United Way of Greater Toledo for their Healthy Afterschool Meals for Toledo Children program. This program aligns with United Way’s Live United 2020 goals, centered on advancing education, income, and health in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties.
“United Way of Greater Toledo is proud to make an investment in Children’s Hunger Alliance because they deliver results that create lasting change in children’s health and well-being in our community,” said Karen Mathison, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Toledo. “It’s a pleasure and privilege to partner with Children’s Hunger Alliance and deliver results that change lives of children in our community.”
Children’s Hunger Alliance will use the grant funds from United Way of Greater Toledo to continue its work as a sponsor of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program in afterschool programs. Throughout the school year, CHA coordinates the delivery of healthy afternoon meals and snacks, offers nutrition education and physical activity to the children in the program, and helps site staff complete all paperwork to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
Children’s Hunger Alliance currently sponsors 38 afterschool programs in Toledo, serving approximately 3,800 children.
“We are grateful to the United Way of Greater Toledo for their continued support of our work in the area,” said Shannon Amos, CHA’s director of Afterschool Nutrition & Education. “We know families struggle with food insecurity in northwest Ohio. According to United Way, more than 111,000 households in Lucas and Ottawa Counties live below 22% of the federal poverty level. For many children, the healthy afterschool meal that we provide is their last meal of the day.”