Creating opportunities for better lives often starts by addressing basic needs. Families and individuals struggle to move forward when they are facing hunger, lack of access to safe and secure housing and other hardships. UWNCM provides people with essential resources so they can step towards brighter futures.
Our Supplemental Basic Needs fund supports programs at local non-profits that help community members during times of crisis, providing emergency shelter, food, prevention of utility shut-offs and other immediate and short-term needs.
Our Combat Hunger program addresses the food insecurity of thousands of children and families in our region by coordinating volunteer meal packaging events, with more than 1 million meals donated to area shelters and food pantries since 2013.
Our Financial Health for Working Families initiative helps struggling families overcome the cycle of poverty and achieve long-term financial stability by building up a network of integrated services including financial coaching and credit building.