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United Way Expands Transportation Access Initiative

United Way announced the launch of Ride United, a transportation access initiative that will help those in need overcome transportation barriers, on August 15, 2019.

Now, five years later, United Way launched a new program this year where the organization and its partners expanded that initiative to include food, to help people in need get food from food pantries and more. So far, 20.3 million estimated meals have been delivered through Ride United, with 1.5 million free deliveries of food and essentials.

This support includes food pantries, grocery stores and places of worship, in addition to food, other deliveries have included diapers/infant supplies, mental health kits, weather-appropriate goods, disaster preparedness supplies, pet food, caregiving and senior supplies, period products and more.

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United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Supported by 2.9 million volunteers, 9.8 million donors worldwide and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit.

United Way are engaged in 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities. United Way partners include global, national and local businesses, nonprofits, government, civic and faith-based organizations, along with educators, labor leaders, health providers, senior citizens, students and more.

For more information on United Way you find out more on their website.

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