2012 Spring Hunger and Food Security Awards

Hunger & Food Security Fund: United Way of Tompkins County continues to document an increased demand for food and personal care items and is focusing its efforts on addressing the many complex food and hunger issues. UWTC is working to support programming to make an impact to improve the quality of life of area residents. All local nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for Hunger and Food Security Funds. As indicated by community conditions, UWTC has established Fall and Spring, Hunger & Food Security grant cycles.

A total of $30,112 was awarded to the following programs:

Challenge Industries, Inc.: $2,000
Job Club – Transition to Employment Snack Program

Child Development Council: $2,500
Family Services Program – Food Security

Dryden Community Council: $600
Weekend Backpack Program

Foodnet Meals-on-Wheels: $1200
Menu Improvement

Loaves and Fishes: $6,000
Free Meal Program

The Learning Web: $4,500
Youth Outreach H&FS

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County: Total award - $2,700
Therapeutic Respite Program - $700
Starlight Peer Advocacy (Recovery) Center - $2,000

Tompkins Community Action: $2,500
Emergency Food Pantry

Village at Ithaca: $5,612
Ithaca Community Harvest

Each program meets several UWTC funding criteria: addresses identified community conditions, identifies targeted populations, demonstrates clear administrative and financial management, identifies goals and objectives, shows evidence of formal partnerships or collaborations with other organizations and demonstrates community impact.