Heartland Hope Receives United Way Grant Funding for Working Poor
Heartland Hope Mission (HeartlandHopeMission.org) is pleased to announce that they are a recipient of the United Way funding for the 2018-19 grant cycle. The $43,200 grant is awarded in support of the Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Program, a program designed to lift working poor families above the poverty line; provide necessary support to those in severe poverty, and commit to sustainable community changes that end hunger.
“We truly appreciate the support of the United Way as we work together to address food in-security in our community. The partnership with the United Way will help us provide around 50,000 food pantries this year. Heartland Hope Mission works to prevent families from becoming homeless and helps them work toward self-sufficiency by surrounding them with the resources they need. Each client is able to meet one on one with a Client Service Specialist to receive SNAP assistance, job information and community referrals. Clients receive a week’s supply of groceries, diapers, hygiene items and clothing at no charge. We are thankful for the difference United Way is making in our community,” says Chelsea Salifou, CEO of Heartland Hope.
At Heartland Hope Mission’s South Omaha and Millard food pantries, working poor families choose a week’s supply of nutritious groceries including milk, frozen meat, and fresh produce to prepare well-balanced meals at home. Clients also receive clothing, hygiene items, diapers, and access to a Client Service Specialist, who assists with SNAP (food stamp) applications and navigational services. Last year over 45,000 people received food at Heartland Hope Mission. All services are distributed locally. For more information, visit HeartlandHopeMission.org.