UWM Receives Grant from Kellogg’s to Address Community Food Insecurity

United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant of $66,661 from Kellogg’s Twenty-Five Year Employees’ Fund, Inc. In alignment with Kellogg’s global purpose platform “Breakfast for Better Days,” these funds will support UWM Community Care Fund programs that address hunger and provide other crisis supports, such as access to stable housing and affordable healthcare.

In the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro, approximately 100,810 people (12.5%) do not consistently know where their next meal will come from. In certain areas known as urban deserts, people struggle to access and purchase affordable healthy food near their homes, and in some neighborhoods rates of food insecurity reach above 40%.