Hometown Huddle

1 in 6 children live in a food-insecure household. Not only is this a physical health concern, but it can be crucial to the development of healthy mindsets. One of the greatest obstacles in eating healthy food can be a lack of accessibility.

United Way fights for each child in our community to have the resources and opportunities to achieve optimal physical and mental health. Hometown Huddle 2021 is tackling hunger because school breaks should not mean hungry children in our community. Join groups of volunteers during Hometown Huddle as they provide opportunities to promote healthy eating and physical activity of students.

Click here to view a message from our community's schools.


Please join us for the zoom kick-off meeting for this year's Hometown Huddle on September 15th, at 8:30 AM.

Click here to register.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

All items should be single servings and should not require refrigeration.


  • Cereal (0.75 oz.)
  • Cereal Bars
  • Chicken or Tuna (canned pop-top or vacuum-packed)
  • Cookies
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Juice Boxes (6.75 oz.)
  • Microwavable macaroni and cheeese
  • Pastas
  • Peanut butter crackers and cheese crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts
  • Pop Tarts
  • Pop-top, microwavable containers of beef and macaroni, beef stew, beans and franks, spaghetti and meatballs, chilli with beans, etc. (7.5 oz.)
  • Pudding Cups
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Snack cracker packages
  • Trail mix packages
  • Jello and pudding cups
  • Cans of soup or microwavable mini cups of soup

Click here to view our Amazon wish list. 

Click here to access our 2021 Virtual Toolkit!

Click here for volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in helping our Hometown Huddle 2021 initiative. Please click here to donate or text HometownHuddle to 91999 .


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