The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties continued its role as local administrator for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We leveraged $350,805 in SFPP funds to provide nearly 267,000 pounds of food and assist 11,512 households through nine agencies. The FEMA dollars provide supplemental funds for emergency food and shelter needs. During Phase 33, more than $103,000 in federal funds were awarded to six local organizations to help meet those needs.
The application process for this year's programs concluded on September 20, 2017. Recipient organizations will be announced as soon as the Local Board's funding decisions have been reached.