Year-round food drives collect donated food, and cash donations are used to purchase food.
Monthly funds needed – $30,000 to $40,000 to purchase food to supplement donations:
Most Needed Food:
Milk, cereal, peanut butter, fresh fruit & vegetables, soup, pinto beans, rice, tuna, chickens and baby food.
Parents cannot work and children cannot learn if they do not have access to proper food supplies and a place to live. Prepackaged food bags were eliminated by Unity when their first grocery opened in 1973. This allowed qualified people (referred by 300 schools, churches, hospitals, counseling and non-profit agencies) to shop for groceries to supplement their limited income. This allows mothers to remain in the workplace, while they provide food for their children. Unity helps low-income parents and seniors avoid welfare programs and homeless situations.