On March 31st, 2020, volunteers from the community came together at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield to distribute non-perishable food to families who participate in the Plainfield School District’s Family Food Pack program, an initiative that provides meals for over 250 food insecure children and their families.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with the Family Food Pack Program.
We are grateful for our community partners, including the City of Plainfield, volunteers, and UWGUC staff, who worked to ensure that those we serve can continue to receive the vital services they need while maintaining the proper safety and health guidelines.
We would also like to especially recognize the Plainfield Public School District social workers who delivered food to families who were not able to go to the food drive.
In our battle to help Union County residents overcome this crisis, we are continuing to identify additional communities where families are also struggling to access food.
We have also established the
COVID-19 Emergency Fund
, which will directly assist individuals disproportionally affected by Coronavirus who:
- Are in financial crisis due to loss of employment or reduced work hours
- Did not have benefits or resources to weather the crisis
- Incurred debt related to COVID-19 (i.e. childcare expenses because schools are closed)
For more information or to contribute to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, please visit
. Please also check your email frequently, as we will be keeping you updated on recent developments and best practices to keep safe. While this is a challenging period for our community, now is the time to
and help Union County beat COVID-19. We will all get through this together.
Stay safe and healthy,