Capital Area United Way's Response to COVID-19
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Capital Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
Capital Area United Way has established a COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the residents and organizations of our 10-parish region. The fund will be used to assist in the recovery from the pandemic's impact to our local area. The dollars raised will be used to support our Louisiana 2-1-1/CAUW and Crisis Call operations, funding for COVID-19 expenses as well as the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population who have been greatly impacted by business closures during this time.
Again, this fund is being established to support COVID-19 needs in our community.This fund will evolve as the needs in our community evolve. We will NOT take any administrative costs off the top of these donations.
Thank you to the Mosaic Company who kicked off this fund by donating the first $10,000. Capital Area United Way has committed to match dollar for dollar up to the first $100,000 donated.
United We Feed
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Capital Area United Way discovered one of the greatest needs of our ALICE population was healthy foods to weather the pandemic. With many of our ALICE families in the 10-parish area living in "food deserts," Capital Area United Way sought to provide access to these nutritious items.
United We Feed became a pilot program born out of the COVID-19 pandemic sponsored by Hancock Whitney. Since the launch of the program, we have distributed 2,246 boxes of produce equaling 44,920 POUNDS across six parishes.
For more information on United We Feed and to view upcoming events, visit our United We Feed page.
COVID-19 News Releases
Louisiana 2-1-1/CAUW Data