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February-25-2014
Greg Shore Honored as Communitarian
United Way of Anderson County is pleased to announce that Greg Shore has been selected as the 2013 Communitarian of The Year.  Mr. Shore was chosen by the past recipients of the award f
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February-25-2014
Juana Slade to speak at Black History Luncheon
The African American Leadership Council of United Way of Anderson County will host its 7th Annual Black History Event on March 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM at Tucker’s Restaurant.   The speaker fo
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February-25-2014
United Way Offer Free Tax Preparation
United Way of Anderson County is partnering with local communities to expand the availability of free tax preparation services in Anderson County to households with an annual family income of $52,000
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Weekend BackPak SnackPak Program

 Partners:

  • Local churches and faith communites
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank
  • The Salvation Army
  • Anderson County Schools
  • United Way of Anderson County

 

Childhood hunger is a silent epidemic that affects nearly 1 in 4 children. For the poorest school-age children, Friday night begins the Weekend Meal Gap, two days when the school lunch programs are not available and the children have little or nothing to eat. These children come back to school on Mondays, famished and weak, thinking only of the free meal that will come at breakfast and/or lunchtime.

 

 

 

Through the Weekend Back Pack Program teachers and counselors at all elementary schools in Anderson County identify children who are at the greatest risk of falling into the Weekend Meal Gap. Free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are only available during the week, so the program provides needy children with meals to take home on Fridays. Each enrolled child receives a bag of child-friendly, ready-to-eat foods on Friday to take home for the weekend, when school meals are not available. Children return to school on Monday, well-fed and ready to learn.

 

 

This program is being powered by the faith community of Anderson County.

 

 
 
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