Personal Health Care Initiative of Neighbors United Food Shelf Awarded Small Grant from UWSWMN

Neighbors United Food Shelf was awarded funds to support their Personal Health Care Initiative. This Small Grant will help expand access to personal health care and hygiene items for individuals and families in need that are being served by the Neighbor's United Food Shelf in Granite Falls. They are currently serving an average of 156 families or 440 individuals per month. With food being their priority, Neighbors United is currently only able to provide a minimal amount of health care and hygiene items to clients. With an expansion of funds solely for this purpose, Neighbors United will add items like diapers and feminine hygiene products (not previously offered) in addition to expanding the minimal basic soaps and toilet paper they currently have. Grant Award: $4,658.00

The Small Grant Program is an outreach of the Community Impact funding process of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN). The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. One-time grants, up to $5,000, are awarded to organizations aligned with UWSWMN’s priority areas. The Round II deadline is January 31.

Pictured: Ray Martin (GFNU), Margaret Khali (GFNU) and Marcy Heemeyer (UWSWMN).

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