United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley

by United Way of Southern Cameron County
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley
United Against Hunger in the Rio Grande Valley

Summary

Food insecurity is a crisis affecting a disproportionate percentage of our population. The Rio Grande Valley is one of the poorest places in the U.S. The safety net isn't large enough or sturdy enough to support all of those who are suffering from food insecurity stemming from high unemployment and escalating food costs. We are distributing lots of food. And we're hiring young workers who need an income boost to help us do it more efficiently.

$25,000
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$17,629
remaining
67
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
1
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Challenge

High unemployment and raging inflation cause widespread food insecurity in the Rio Grande Valley, and because we are one of the poorest places in the country people do not have savings to fall back on. During the pandemic we served over 7 million meals, and now in 2022 we are once again ramping up food distributions to get hard-to-afford fresh produce and pantry staples to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Solution

United Against Hunger brings together the organizations fighting food insecurity to fight together. Together we are more efficient and more effective. We get more food to more people more quickly by expanding our regular food distributions channels and by creating new ones, like our weekly mass distributions of emergency food and produce, which serve 2,000 families in just one morning per week. We united to seek funding and to make decisions about how best to use that funding. Stronger united.

Long-Term Impact

While we hope that the economy will improve, in the meanwhile we are getting food to people as efficiently as possible. If things become more manageable, we also plan to work together to examine our community's food pantry system to ensure that it's equitable and efficient.

Resources

Organization Information

United Way of Southern Cameron County

Location: Brownsville, TX - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @unitedwayrgv
Project Leader:
Traci Wickett
Brownsville, TX United States
$7,371 raised of $25,000 goal
 
73 donations
$17,629 to go
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