We believe in helping kids have a better relationship with food and more focus on their education, not their hunger.
When children are hungry, they cannot focus in class, putting them behind their classmates. This brings stress and anxiety into the classroom for the student, their peers, and the teacher, impacting the entire learning environment. Some children rely on school for all their meals and may not have access to nutritious food at home over the weekends. Valley of the Sun United Way provides Pantry Packs to 1,500 students in Maricopa County every month during the school year to ensure they and their families have food staples to get them through the month.
Thanks to our generous donors, kids have food over the weekend and come to school ready to learn. After we fill plastic bags with the items needed, thanks to the help of our volunteers, we deliver these bags to local schools so they can be taken home in a child’s backpack at the end of the day. Pantry Packs are a way for children in food-insecure homes to discreetly receive meals for their families before leaving school.
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As Vice President of Community Development for Valley of the Sun United Way, Dr. Melissa Boydston works to remove barriers leading to systems change on the education birth to career continuum pipeline.
Tempe has the second highest rate of homelessness in Arizona and the programs provided by Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) are vital to the community’s safety net.
We’re proud to announce that we’ve awarded 81 nonprofits and schools grants totaling more than $7.8 million to fund programs and services that align with the strategies of MC2026.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary discount on monthly internet bills for qualifying low-income households. Applications are now available.
When Juan joined the Loaned Executive Program in August 2020, he took a giant leap out of his comfort zone...
This month, Mental Health Awareness Month, we are focusing on the correlation between housing and mental health.
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Lerner & Rowe joins forces with Valley of the Sun United Way to positively impact the lives of children and their families.
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