Basic Needs

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OUR GOAL: Individuals have their basic needs met.


Basic Needs logoLast year we invested and leveraged a total of more than $1,210,010 in programs that help individuals and families have their basic needs met. The lives of more than 318,000 have been affected. We don’t just want our neighbors to survive, but to thrive.

Funded programs and partners include housing and homeless shelters, transportation, disaster service, transitional housing and emergency food, rent and utility assistance, and information referral.

Last year, we sourced enough food through the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center to distribute the equivalent of more than three million meals to local families facing hunger and food insecurity, a dramatic increase from previous years due to the pandemic.

Since 1988, the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center has played a key role in providing one of the building blocks to a good quality of life by feeding families and individuals facing hunger and food insecurity all across our community.

Our Food Center distributed food through 68 distribution sites including food pantries, shelters, child care centers, community meal sites, programs for the elderly, and our Mobile Food Pantry at no cost to those in need.

Our Partners in Basic Needs

Partner Programs
  • 68 Partner Agencies

  • Mobile Food Pantry

  • Community Resource Coordination