PICKAWAY – The Pickaway County Community Foundation (PCCF) and the United Way of Pickaway County (UWPC) have teamed up for the creation of the Pickaway County Food Relief Initiative. The goal of the charitable initiative is to provide immediate financial aid to organizations providing food to at-risk groups as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are amping up our efforts and are collectively prepared to implement this framework of support for agencies in need that provide essential meals to Pickaway County residents in need,” said Jama Cobb, executive director of the United Way. “From youth to the elderly, there are many county residents who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and, amidst such uncertainty. We are committed to make certain they know where their next meal is coming from by lifting up county agencies financially who prepare and deliver these meals daily.”
On March 13, PCCF launched the Feed Our Kids initiative. The Food Relief Initiative is an expansion of that program which has already made contributions to area school districts to help with costs for weekend meals not covered by state or federal reimbursement. PCCF Executive Director, Jan Shannon said “This is a joint effort with United Way to expand community awareness of the need for donations and to make sure that we are assisting all organizations that are providing food to those who are experiencing food
insecurities due to businesses being closed, people experiencing lay-offs, and potential health issues that could hit a family at this time.”
To support, members of the general public can donate online through the PCCF’s webpage. www.yourpccf.org, or make checks payable to the Pickaway County Community Foundation (770 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113) and indicate food relief in the memo.