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UNITED to End Hunger

An hour and a half of your time could help feed hundreds of your neighbors.

At our new event volunteers will help package 25,000 meals for local food banks, churches, and other food service programs to distribute throughout our community.

150 volunteers are needed for the UNITED To End Hunger food packaging event which runs from 3:00-4:30pm on Thursday, September 19th at Sauk Valley Community College.

United Way already supports child hunger relief with their summer lunch program, Summer Eats. UNITED to End Hunger will help offset local child hunger.  21.5% of Lee County children are food insecure, meaning they have limited or uncertain access to safe and nutritious food. .

Each package serves four people. Using volunteers, United Way keeps costs to 25 cents a serving, or $3,750 for the entire truck load. Sponsorship and donations are essential.

Anyone can volunteer to package meals or help with set up or clean up after the event. Work as an individual or come as a team and run our own packaging line. We welcome everyone to participate- families, friends, students, civic groups, anyone and everyone. The more, the merrier.

Packing food might not sound like fun, but we promise a good time while doing something worthwhile.

UNITED To End Hunger, Volunteer Registration

  • Every volunteer will package approximately 100 meals, costing $25. Would you like to donate the cost of the meals you will package? Donations are NOT required but appreciated. Please follow this link unitedwayofleecounty.org/donate/ if you would like to donate.

Levels of Sponsorship

Level 1:  $1,000

  • Purchase 4,000 meals for Lee County families in need
  • Recognition at the event
  • Yearlong placement of logo on website (unitedwayofleecounty.org)
  • Six Facebook posts featuring logo

Level 2:  $750

  • Purchase 3,000 meals for Lee County families in need
  • Recognition at the event
  • Three Facebook posts featuring logo

Level 3:  $500

  • Purchase 2,000 meals for Lee County families in need
  • Recognition at the event
  • Two Facebook posts featuring logo

Level 4:  $250

  • Purchase 1,000 meals for Lee County families in need
  • One Facebook posts featuring logo

SPONSORSHIP

  • $0.00